CCRider, on 07 January 2014 - 08:09 AM, said:
How about a beautifully timed no call on pass inter. followed by a ticky tack holding call when they converted third down that took at least 3 points off the board (maybe 7) for Auburn. After that FSU fakes the punt and scores so instead of 28 or 24 to 3 it's 21 to 10. The officials then let a late horse collar tackle against Auburn go so people will say " they missed calls on both sides". Officials controlled the Sugar Bowl just like that and tried to control the Orange Bowl but there was no help for Ohio St.
Auburn got away with several calls last night but FSU definitely got away with more... And the penalties called on Auburn definitely hurt us more. FSU may have lost one point to the celebration penalty, but as you pointed out, we definitely lost 3 (and probably 7) on that piss poor holding call.
The refs didn't make us lose, though. We had chances to win and didn't do what we had to do. Well, Tre Mason did, but nobody else on the team stepped up in the second half.