Big 12 coordinator of officials supports OKST/UT crew

The reveille of whistles that were blown during the Oklahoma State/Texas game didn’t play the most melodic of tunes for either sideline as the officiating crew that decided to partake in calling the game were victims of criticism and backlash.

The onslaught of bad calls concentrates on the lack of love for the Longhorns, who were penalized 16 times, which is just one spat short of equaling the number of pass attempts by Jerrod Heard.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State manufactured only seven penalties for one-third the yardage that Texas faced (40 vs. 128).

What’s even less to cheer about for Longhorn Nation is the fact that three of the sixteen blown calls were proven to be critical turning points in the outcome: two touchdowns reversed and an overruled interception.

Big 12 coordinator of officials, Walt Anderson, referred to the penalties as correct and the punishments, including a Texas possession brought back for 15 yards, were served with the right amount of justice.

Alan Eck, one of the game’s officials, was remarked as unfavorable to the Longhorns, since his past officiating records show he’s partial to the color yellow when dealing with Texas, reprimanding the team an average of 13.5 times.

It does remain unknown, however, whether or not Alan Eck’s crew will officiate another Texas game this season.

Another dilemma arose when a penalty was called on behalf of Charlie Strong’s accidental contact with a referee, but when it came down to reasoning with the call, an official deemed it – not for unsportsmanlike conduct – but for other reasons.

It’s safe to say that being a Longhorns fan has seen its glory days, but a mix-and-match of missed/inappropriate calls by the officiating crew is certainly another reason to sulk in Austin.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Video: What to do if Leonard Fournette embarrasses you
Video: What to do if Leonard Fournette embarrasses you