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MAC Commissioner releases statement on Toledo's controversial loss

MAC Commissioner releases statement on Toledo's controversial loss MAC Commissioner releases statement on Toledo's controversial loss

On Saturday, Big East officials incorrectly awarded an extra point to Syracuse after replays showed the ball was wide left which ultimately cost Toledo a win.

The Rockets were trailing 30-27 when they made a field goal at the end of regulation.  Had the officials correctly ruled the extra point no good, Toledo would have won the game 30-29.

MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher released a statement about the finish to the game on Monday.

"Since the conclusion of the Toledo-Syracuse game, I have been in communication with Big East Commissioner, John Marinatto, along with Rogers Redding, Secretary-Rules Editor of the NCAA Football Rules Committee.  By rule once the game is declared over the score is final and there is no recourse to reverse an outcome.

I share the frustration and regret with our Toledo coaches, student-athletes, administration and supporters of the Rockets football program.  Immediately following the game, Bill Carollo, Coordinator of Officials of the Midwest Football Officials Alliance (MAC, Big Ten, Missouri Valley), reviewed the play and was in contact with Big East Coordinator of Officials, Terry McAuley, and both officials agreed that the ruling on the field and replay official both failed to make the correct call. 

As disappointing as this situation is, we are confident that proper action will be taken by the Big East Conference."

Here is the rule from the NCAA rulebook: (Rule 1, Section 1, Article 3, Paragraph b, states, "When the referee declares that the game is ended, the score is final (NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations, page FR-15)."By rule, once the game is declared over the score is final and there is no recourse to reverse an outcome."

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