AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo has benefited from a questionable call that resulted in a safety against Ohio.
Facing third-and-7 at the Ohio 27 in the third quarter Tuesday night, Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton was flushed out of the pocket by linebackers Khalil Mack and Jarrett Franklin. Tettleton backpedalled to his own 4 before throwing the ball away.
Referee Tom McCabe penalized Tettleton for intentional grounding, and ruled he had thrown the ball from inside the end zone, resulting in a safety that put Buffalo ahead 9-3. Replays showed Tettleton never got beyond the 4 and also showed McCabe was behind the play at the 3 when he threw the flag.
McCabe ruled the spot of the ball was not reviewable by replay.