You Make the Call: Questionable Touchdown Catch (Oregon vs Stanford)

David Schmitt

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This Stanford football season is littered with controversy. In the waning minutes of Stanford’s upset of then #2 Oregon, tight end Zach Ertz caught a touchdown from quarterback Kevin Hogan, tying the game and sending it to overtime. The play was very questionable, and was at first ruled no catch. It appears that Ertz is bobbling the ball as he comes down, and it is a question of whether his shoulder hits out of bounds before he gains complete possession. You be the ref, what do you think?

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2 Responses to “You Make the Call: Questionable Touchdown Catch (Oregon vs Stanford)”

  1. Tyler Finn on December 11th, 2012 4:13 pm

    Stanford has had so many close calls so far this season, hopefully the Rose Bowl isn’t decided by any controversial calls

  2. Rick C on December 24th, 2012 10:45 pm

    No Catch….

    If he would not have allowed the ball to slip and move in his hands before and then right after he slid out of bounds, I would have agreed with the reversal of the call on the field. But he did bobble the ball all the way through until he was out of bounds… Of course in slow motion and in freeze frame it looks like he had control of the ball at one point… but in real time it was only for maybe 100th of a second…. that’s not control throughout…

You Make the Call: Questionable Touchdown Catch (Oregon vs Stanford)