Monday, October 12, 2009
'Inaccurate Deflection' at Washington?
By Ted Miller
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Not to go all TMZ, but it appears that Arizona fans are taking a page from the Washington gripe book and are pointing out there are incriminating photos from the Wildcats' shocking loss Saturday at Husky Stadium.
The photos, taken from a paused TV, seem to show that Arizona quarterback Nick Foles' pass to receiver Delashaun Dean did hit the ground before it deflected off Dean's foot and into the eager arms of Washington linebacker Mason Foster, who dashed 37 yards for the winning touchdown.
So Ryan Finley asks: An "Inaccurate Deflection?" (Nice one, by the way.)
A couple of other debatable calls didn't go Arizona's way in the game, which also are detailed in Finley's story. The Wildcats haven't been thrilled by the officiating a number of times this season. They formerly protested some calls at Oregon State to the Pac-10 office, but they won that game, which makes bad calls more bearable.
By the way: Washington got some after-the-fact vindication for what it viewed as poor officiating at Notre Dame.