Huge Ten officiating got here in for heavy criticism Friday night time after Purdue misplaced a go-ahead landing within the last minute of the fourth quarter to an offensive move interference penalty.

The consensus was the aspect decide who threw the flag (and whose identify was omitted from Minnesota’s official field rating) made a horrendous name.

Tight finish Payne Durham was referred to as for pushing off earlier than he caught what would have been a scoring move to present the Boilermakers (2-2) the lead with 52 seconds remaining. Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer threw an interception on the following play. Minnesota (2-3) then ran out the clock for a 34-31 victory.

“I did not prefer it all,” Purdue coach Jeff Brohm mentioned throughout his postgame Zoom name with reporters. Brohm added that he “didn’t get an excellent clarification” from the officers as to why the penalty was referred to as.

“Your guess is pretty much as good as mine,” Brohm mentioned.

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Purdue Athletics’ Twitter feed leaned on a social media hot-button difficulty to voice its displeasure with the decision:

Followers on Twitter pointed to different disputable calls earlier within the sport to argue that the officiating a. Was dangerous all night time and b. Additionally helped Purdue at instances. But it surely’s the decision on the finish of the sport that may linger in folks’s minds. A pattern: