Nebraska beat Michigan State 28-24 on Saturday after getting a break on a pass interference call that had the Spartans players fuming after the game.
Michigan State was up 24-21 in the final minute and had the Cornhuskers in a 3rd-and-10 situation at the 20. That’s when the Spartans were flagged for a b.s. pass interference call that had our buddy World of Isaac (who provided the GIF below) up in arms:
Thanks to the b.s. penalty, Nebraska had a first-and-goal situation from the five. They scored two plays later to win 28-24.
Naturally, Michigan State players were fuming on Twitter over the call. Le’Veon Bell, who had 188 yards and two touchdowns, took the refs to task. He sent the tweets below that have since been deleted.
“ShoutOut to the refs…y’all won the game tonight! Touhhest team we played all year”
“I expected all the hate, but idc…we legitimately lost ONE game this year…and that was Notre Dame! The black & white team beat us 4 times”
Backup running back Nick Hill expressed similar thoughts before later deleting his tweets.
“Very questionable calls out there tonight #smh” and “It was a great play by @DDenard_31, bad call”
Defensive lineman Denzil Drone also went off “Thanks to the big ten referees y’all won the game once again for the opponent of MSU!!!! Y’all some bums for this one!!!”
MLive.com notes that former NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira thought the PI was “not a good call.” Though Huskers fans won’t apologize for it, I’m guessing not even they could say it was a good call. It clearly wasn’t, and it cost Michigan State. Awful, awful call by the refs.Google+