Tuesday, November 4, 2003
San Jose State cheated of one last play
HONOLULU -- The Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday
suspended an officiating crew for several errors it made during the
final play of Saturday's game between San Jose State and Hawaii.
The seven-member crew was suspended for one game and will not be
considered for any postseason assignments, assistant commissioner
Dave Chaffin said.
"There were several officiating errors, the most important one
including that time had not expired and San Jose State should have
had the opportunity to run one more play," Chaffin said.
The WAC said the result of the game will not be overturned.
Hawaii escaped with a 13-10 road victory Saturday when San Jose
State's Courtney Anderson was tackled at the 1 in the final seconds
and the Spartans were unable to get one last play before time
After Anderson was ruled just inches short of the end zone, the
officials decided quarterback Scott Rislov had spiked the ball with
no time on the clock -- despite the 0:01 still showing on the
The suspension came a day after San Jose State officials wrote a
letter and sent video to the WAC, requesting a review.