Lincoln Riley lied about not calling timeout against UCLA
Lincoln Riley was upset with the referees in Saturday’s UCLA-USC game over a timeout call early in the game.
The Trojans had a 3rd-and-6 at the UCLA 14 in a scoreless game in the first quarter. The play clock was ticking down and Riley leaned over to the official and signaled for a timeout with a second left on the play clock.
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USC was awarded the timeout, which was their second of the game. But Riley was ticked.
The USC head coach argued that he didn’t want the timeout call even though a video clearly showed he made the timeout gesture with his hands.
USC threw an incomplete pass after the timeout, and then kicker Denis Lynch missed a 32-yard field goal attempt, giving the ball to the Bruins. UCLA responded with a touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead.