Jake Locker and Washington Could Not Handle Notredame and The Refs

matt christensenContributor IOctober 5, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 03: Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies rolls out to pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Washington 37-30. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Shock, that’s how I felt after the Huskies fell to Notre Dame in overtime. That shock has now turned into anger. The Washington Huskies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish went toe to toe with each other in what was possibly the greatest game this year. Two great quarterbacks battled it out, Jake Locker for Washington and Jimmy Clausen for Notre Dame. Jimmy Clausen was nearly flawless. He picked apart the Washington secondary for over 400 yards. Locker did his share of passing going for 281 yards and a touchdown.


I praise both Quarterbacks for having a flawless game, but I must speak out against two bad calls that went against Washington in the final minutes of the game. One Play call was a seven yard run where Chris Polk crossed the plain and it was CALLED a touchdown on the field, and a replay called it back. www.950kjr.com/pages/huskies_top_stories.html. Eight plays later, Washington was forced to kick a field goal. They went up by five. Clausen then led a flawless drive and got a touchdown with just over two minutes left. The touchdown by Clausen was good; no doubt, but the two-point conversion was not. Robert Hughes appeared to push the entire Washington defense across the line for a touchdown. Replays by ESPN later showed his knee touched the ground prior to crossing the plane. No replay was shown and I wonder why. I am angry and I want to know why no replay was shown on the two point try! I want Notre Dame Fans to know I do not blame Notre Dame on the loss, I blame the refs. Notre Dame played a great game but in all reality did not deserve to win. I want anyone and everyone to comment.