Iowa State athletic director criticizes Big 12 officials after loss to Oklahoma State (Video)
Iowa State fell to 1-4 on the season (0-3 in Big 12) after a 37-20 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday. After the game, Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard unloaded on the Big 12’s officials for what he feels has been a trend this season of being on the wrong end of controversial calls.
As time in the second quarter of Saturday’s game expired, Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland was ruled down shy of the goal line. This would have ended the first half with the game tied 6-6. The play was reviewed and Roland was awarded the touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 13-6 lead heading into the locker room.
Iowa State was also critical of the conference’s officials last season following a 31-30 loss to Texas. During that game, what looked to be a fumble by Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray was ruled not to be, prompting head coach Paul Rhoads to voice his displeasure.
At this point, it’s probably not a matter of if Iowa State is fined by the Big 12 for today’s comments, but how much will they be sending to the conference. Frustration is clearly high around Ames, Iowa.