Video: Watch the wild Wisconsin-Arizona State finish

Is your head still spinning over that wild finish to the Wisconsin-Arizona State game? Of course, it is. For those who didn’t catch the crazy and confusing ending in the early hours Sunday morning, click here. Or, even better, check out our highlight package from the game in this post.

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So, in the end, who’s to blame?

For what it’s worth, check out this tweet:


Your Opinion?
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Michael Lee Stiles on 9/15/2013 @ 2:50pm EDT Said:

That’s some tremendously POOR officiating…that crew should be reprimanded and barred from any games of consequence!

Brian Schwartz (@bwschwa) on 9/15/2013 @ 2:51pm EDT Said:

I would have went ahead and kicked the FG

M M McMahan on 9/15/2013 @ 3:17pm EDT Said:

It is a terrible way to end the game, that is for sure. But there was 4 ful quarters to play better ball then the other team….they did not get it done. Or that’s the way I see it. Maybe they did not think that other quarters as important as the last few minutes???

Jason Greenwald on 9/15/2013 @ 5:25pm EDT Said:

The ref who did the stiff arm should be fired. Wisconsin probably would have won that game if the officiating crew was competent. Also, in the Nebraska game, UCLA missed a field goal attempt that was slightly to the right. The ref standing under the goal posts immediately raised both arms in the air to signal it was good. That ref should have been fired on the spot. An alternate ref should have taken his place immediately.

It’s only college football, but Wisconsin beat ASU and that victory was erased by an incompetent officiating crew.

Kyle on 9/16/2013 @ 9:35am EDT Said:

This is a game where truly the outcome was decided by the refs. A much needed B1G win gets stolen by the refs. It’s a shame the way it turned out.

shookwriter27 on 9/16/2013 @ 10:22am EDT Said:

The officials lost the game for the Badgers.

James on 9/16/2013 @ 1:19pm EDT Said:

The quarterback should have known the clock would not stop. Ultimately his lack of awareness was the reason the clock expired .

Mike J on 9/16/2013 @ 1:54pm EDT Said:

The Badgers certainly made plenty of mistakes but so did ASU. Anybodys’ ballgame, 18 sec left . Stave kneels down, ASU cover the ball ,Should be a delay of game penalty. The worst part is the officials ran off the field like a bunch of cowards instead of taking control, ,checking replay and making a call. Unbelievable

Dan (@BadgerDaniel) on 9/16/2013 @ 2:02pm EDT Said:

Check it out. Little consolation, but:

John K Kosmerl on 9/16/2013 @ 2:03pm EDT Said:

There was absolutely no reason to have put the game into the hands of the officials. Terrible clock management not the officials was responsible for this loss.

Pat on 9/16/2013 @ 2:18pm EDT Said:

To bad it was’nt Michigan

Bill on 9/16/2013 @ 3:32pm EDT Said:

Unbelievable some don’t see how the officials messed up. Terrible clock management?? If the officials did their job correctly, you would say, “Great clock management.” Wisconsin should have been able to spike the ball with 5 seconds to go to try to win the game. Of course we don’t know if they would have won, but yet, they should have given a chance. In my opinion, clock management was perfect. Sometimes the referees mess up big time and they did. If the officials didn’t do anything wrong, whey did the Pac-12 suspend them? The other person said, “The quarterback should have known the clock would not stop. Ultimately his lack of awareness was the reason the clock expired .” The quarterback was well aware of the time. Again, if officials did their job correctly, you will see how it would been a possible winning kick at the end of the game.

Maybe its just me, but on 9/16/2013 @ 6:30pm EDT Said:

A good team doesn’t leave themselves a few seconds to prove it or lose it.

D. Roswell on 9/16/2013 @ 6:55pm EDT Said:

Big 10 should file at least a 100 million law suit against Pac 12 a slap on the wrist is not enough punishment for this crime

BD on 9/16/2013 @ 7:48pm EDT Said:

I am appalled at the poor officating of this game. Every fan of College Football, should appeal to their Conference officials to do something about the officiating standards at games. It’s only football, but to mess up on National TV is a real shame. Boo, PAC-12!

Dan-Dee-Dan on 9/16/2013 @ 7:53pm EDT Said:

Smart play by ASU linebacker to fall on the ball and run time out.

MartyR on 9/17/2013 @ 8:36am EDT Said:

A good team doesn’t leave themselves a few seconds to prove it or lose it???? Have you ever watched a football game? Leaving a few seconds for a field gaol is common practice. This was a terrible outcome for a very good game. There should have been a delay of game penalty on ASU for laying on the ball for 8-10 seconds and the refs should have manned up and Wisconsin should have been allowed one last play. The game cannot end on a defensive penalty. The refs ran off like cowards instead of reviewing the play and making the correct call. Granted, its only one game, but when you only play 12 games ONE loss is 8% of the season.

bobbydeeks on 9/17/2013 @ 4:08pm EDT Said:

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has reprimanded and taken additional sanctions against officials in Saturday night’s Wisconsin at Arizona State game for failing to properly administer the end of game situation and act with appropriate urgency on the game’s final play, it was announced today.

With 18 seconds remaining in the game, Wisconsin’s quarterback ran the ball toward the center of the field, touched his knee to the ground and then placed the ball on the ground. There was initial uncertainty over whether the quarterback had taken a knee, given himself up or fumbled the ball. As a result several Arizona State players considered the ball live and a fumble, and attempted to recover the ball.

Neither the referee nor anyone on his crew moved with appropriate urgency to clearly communicate that the ball was to be spotted so play could resume promptly.

“This was an unusual situation to end the game,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “After a thorough review, we have determined that the officials fell short of the high standard in which Pac-12 games should be managed. We will continue to work with all our officials to ensure this type of situation never occurs again.”

Phil Latio on 9/17/2013 @ 4:51pm EDT Said:

Can’t say I’m bothered much by it. Wisconsin had no business letting ASU march up & down the field on them all night and put 32 points on the Badgers’ D. Unless… well now… looking at the first two absolute creampuff opponents that UW played, it all makes sense now.

Jim Lynam on 9/17/2013 @ 4:53pm EDT Said:

When will people wake up and realize, THE GAME IS ABOUT THE REFS, NOT THE GAME

Terry on 9/18/2013 @ 11:07am EDT Said:

Surprise! A Big 10 team (in this case Wisconsin) screwed by PAC 12referees.

This is typical PAC 12 officiating when their teams play a Big Ten Team. Don’t ever forget the PAC 12 refs giving the 1979 Rose Bowl to SC when Charles White scored a touchdown without the ball which was clearly photographed in the air at the one yard line. One ref even signaled Michigan first down.

At least they are consistent in their treatment of Big 10 teams.

fredgb21 on 9/21/2013 @ 9:35am EDT Said:

This is really bad. Almost as bad as MSU got screwed vs. Nebraska last year. Only difference being it was 2 TD plays against MSU and they were AT HOME.