Yeah. I saw this live. It was unforgivable. The ref made about... 4 major mistakes in the span of 15 seconds here. Just terrible.
Originally Posted by Gamecock_girl_west
Yeah, but time probably would have run out anyway. I mean he put the ball down with 13 seconds, by the time they spotted it and got the field goal unit on the field time more than likely would have run out. I am not sure why the QB knelt down instead of spiking the ball.
That wasnt the point. So. He had about 18 seconds on the clock. He wanted to center the ball in the middle, get back up to the line - then spike it. Theoretically, he should have had plenty of time to line everyone back up and spike the ball before bringing the fieldgoal unit onto the field. The ASU player committed a pretty flagrant foul by diving onto the ball and not getting off of it. The ref compounds it by not calling a Delay of Game on him.