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September 7, 2008 9:04 PM

A few Sunday night links

Posted by Bob Condotta

Meant to post a few links earlier, but the niceness of the day and some family matters (not the Urkel kind) kept us away.

Anyway, a few stories to pass on:

--- The Salt Lake Tribune coverage of Saturday's game included a quote from BYU DE Jan Jorgensen saying that the Cougars won despite playing with "hostile refs.'' Probably not what you'd expect given the ending. FWIW, BYU was called for seen penalties for 60 yards, UW 4-25.

--- Dick Harmon of the Deseret News says ESPN was way off base in its coverage of the penalty. In his column, Harmon breaks down the PAT block and also has some quotes indicating that BYU was pretty spent after that last drive, another what-might-have-been for the Huskies had it gotten to overtime.

--- The Provo Daily Herald notes that even some BYU players thought it might have been a bad call.

--- Despite Saturday's win, ESPN's updated bowl projections don't see BYU ending up in the BCS.

--- Sportsline.com's Dennis Dodd says Pac-10 refs need to lighten up but that the Huskies should have still made the PAT.

--- Don Borst of FoxSports.com also rails about the call.

--- Stewart Mandel of SI.com says the real villain is whoever wrote the rule in the first place.

--- UW now has to focus on Oklahoma, which beat Cincinnati 52-26 (and don't forget that Cincy is a pretty good program that has won 18 games the past two years). Oklahoman columnist Barry Tramel says the Sooners looked good enough to bring back memories of 2003, the last time Oklahoma played for the national title.

All for now.

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