COLLEGE football viewers were left proclaiming the “fix was in” after a controversial call late in the game between Colorado State and Colorado on Saturday.
Officials called Colorado State for an illegal block in double overtime that led to a 43-35 loss, and fans bombarded social media with claims that the game was “rigged.”
No. 18 ranked Colorado faced off against its in-state rival, Colorado State, in a high-scoring contest late Saturday night.
The Buffaloes took the lead in the second overtime from a touchdown pass from Shedeur Sanders to Michael Harrison, followed by a successful two-point conversion connection with Xavier Weaver.
Colorado State got the ball back with a chance to tie the game and force a third overtime period.
The Rams QB, Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi, led Colorado State to a successful drive and set up a rushing touchdown in double overtime.
However, officials called a flag for a blindside block and took the points off the board.
Two plays later, Fowler-Nicolosi threw a fourth-down interception to end the game.
College football fans stormed to social media to debate if that was the correct call on the penalty.
One expressed: “This is an illegal blindside block. You can’t just decleat a defensive back while the QB is still a passer, lol.”
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Another felt: “Rigged. Ridiculous call.”
A third said: “That’s literally a textbook blindside block. What is everyone mad about?”
And a fourth declared: “The fix was in. That was terrible to watch.”