Jeff Brohm livid after Purdue robbed of touchdown by pass interference penalty
Jeff Brohm was absolutely livid after a pass interference penalty wiped out Purdue’s go-ahead touchdown during a 34-31 loss to Minnesota on Friday night.
The Boilermakers had a 1st-and-10 from the Minnesota 19 with 58 seconds left. Jack Plummer threw a perfect pass to the corner of the end zone for Payne Durham, who caught what appeared to be the go-ahead touchdown. The only problem is one official threw a flag for offensive pass interference.
THEY CALLED THIS OPI ON PURDUE pic.twitter.com/5dKqwSwIys
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 21, 2020
This video angle shows Durham extending his arm for some separation, which likely triggered the penalty flag.
This was called OPI, so with that said, I don’t know what..
– targeting is
– holding is
– a catch is
– and now, OPI is pic.twitter.com/NeNhImMNd8
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 21, 2020
As if getting penalized on that play weren’t bad enough, Plummer was intercepted on the following play to seal the Golden Gophers’ 34-31 win.
It’s no wonder that Brohm lost his mind on the officials afterwards.
Purdue was flagged for offensive pass interference on a potential game-winning touchdown and threw an interception on the next play. Minnesota won 34-31.
— BroBible (@BroBible) November 21, 2020
How could he not be so upset? That call probably cost them the game. Purdue would have been 3-1 otherwise.
That’s one of the most disputed pass interference penalty calls since this infamous one.