Pac-12: Replay crew erred twice in Stanford-Cal game
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference says its replay crew made two errors during Stanford's 38-17 win at California on Saturday.
The officiating crew overturned a Cal touchdown on three consecutive plays in the third quarter of the Big Game. The conference said in an email statement late Monday night that there was not enough evidence to overturn the second and third TD calls made by officials on the field.
The Pac-12 says the ''replay crew will be held accountable for the errors through the Conference's disciplinary process.''
On the first two plays, Luke Rubenzer appeared to run for scores only to be ruled down just shy of the goal line. After a personal foul on the second run backed Cal up 15 yards, Jared Goff appeared to complete a touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler, but that also was overturned when the replay crew ruled Lawler did not complete the catch.
Cal, which trailed 31-7 at the time, had to settle for a field goal. Golden Bears coach Sonny Dykes said after the game he thought the overturned TD calls were ''shameful.''
Those mistakes weren't the only ones the officiating crew made that cost Cal, FOX Sports' Mike Pereira wrote.