Michigan Football: Wolverines robbed of TD against Michigan State

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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It’s starting to feel like Big Ten refs have something against Michigan football cause the Wolverines got robbed again on Saturday.

Michigan football fans still haven’t gotten over the 2016 Ohio State game when the Wolverines were robbed of a win over their arch-rival, a Big Ten East title, and a probable trip to the College Football Playoff when refs ruled JT Barrett got a first down when he was clearly short.

On Saturday, Michigan football was screwed again by Big Ten officials and hopefully, it won’t come back to bite the Wolverines as badly as it did that day.

Following a David Ojabo sack in the second quarter of the Michigan football-Michigan State game, MSU quarterback Payton Thorne fumbled the ball, which was recovered in the end zone by Aidan Hutchinson for a score, making it 27-14.

Obviously, there was a review and as reviews by the Big Ten seemingly always do, it went against the Wolverines despite the lack of clear visual evidence.

But once the refs started taking forever, you knew they were going to take the touchdown off the board and it was a travesty.

Thorne can be seen clutching for the football as soon as he was hit and while it does show his ankle hitting the ground, the ball was clearly moving at that point and the shot of him with his foot on the ground doesn’t show the ball.

Even Fox announcer Joel Klatt couldn’t believe the call was overturned simply for what he said was a lack of clear evidence since it was called a touchdown. There is just no way in hell this call should have been overturned with that viewpoint.

But Michigan football fans weren’t surprised. It’s par for the course for the Big Ten, which is so bad at officiating it missed what seemed like a million holding calls on Aidan Hutchinson last week.

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This week, they stole his touchdown, and because of it, Michigan football leads just 23-14 instead of by 13 points or more.