Oregon loses key touchdown on pylon review
Oregon lost a key touchdown in the third quarter of their game against Stanford on Saturday night as part of a major swing.
Oregon was up 24-7 and appeared to score a touchdown on a run by Jaylon Redd. However, the officials reviewed the play and determined that Redd’s left foot touched the pylon before the ball crossed the goal line.
They reversed this from a TD to out at the 1.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 23, 2018
Even though the pylon is inbounds in the NFL, it is out of bounds in college football. That led to the ball being placed at the 1-yard-line for Oregon. The Ducks lost yardage on their next play on a botched exchange from the quarterback to running back. Two plays later, Justin Herbert lost a fumble after a bad snap that was picked up by Stanford and returned 80 yards for a touchdown.
Instead of Oregon being up 30-7 after what they thought was a TD, the Ducks ended up only being up 24-14 after the Stanford TD. The Cardinal took that momentum and scored on their next possession, making it a 24-21 game.