Navy's coach wishes refs had used "some discretion"
- Published: Sunday, 02 October 2011 21:53
- by Administrator
Navy lost to Air Force yesterday 35-34 in overtime after a furious comeback during regulation.
Air Force had opened up a 21-3 halftime lead, only to see Navy come back to tie it with a touchdown and a two point conversion with 19 seconds to go. So we go to OT...
Navy has the ball first. They drive down and quarterback Kriss Proctor scores from one yard out. Then comes trouble.
Proctor then gets up and exchanges words with some of the Air Force guys after scoring. The refs call unsportsmanlike conduct and assess a 15 yard penalty. Navy then misses the longer than normal extra point. Air Force takes over, scores and makes the extra point and win the game.
Post-game, Ken Niumatalolo is not pleased with the ref's decision to call the 15 yard penalty at such a crucial time in the game, "I hope those guys can sleep well tonight."