This is precisely why we have instant replay. During the first quarter of the Sun Bowl between USC and Georgia Tech on Monday, USC kicker Andre Heidari clearly missed what should have been a relatively easy 37-yard field goal. The only problem was the official standing underneath the left upright didn’t see it that way, and he signaled that the kick was good.
After an animated protest from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, the play was reviewed and overturned. As you can see from the photo below, the ball clearly passed over the upright and missed wide left: