Ohio State Fans Furious With No-Call Against Oregon

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On Saturday afternoon, the Ohio State Buckeyes entered their contest against No. 12 Oregon as a 14.5-point favorite.

Despite entering as the underdog, the Ducks dominated the first half of play and took a 14-7 lead into the locker room. So far in the second half, Oregon and Ohio State have traded touchdowns.

The Ducks took a 35-21 lead over the Buckeyes with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter to officially instill panic in the Ohio State fanbase. The Buckeyes answered – as they have all afternoon – with a touchdown of their own to make it 35-28.

After forcing a change of possession midway through the fourth quarter, Ohio State had a chance to tie the game. Facing a third-and-long after a holding penalty, quarterback C.J. Stroud found Chris Olave streaking across the field.

Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell came up to make a tackle on Olave. Both players remained on the ground for a while after the play was over.

During a replay, it appeared like Sewell could have been called for targeting on the play.

Here’s the play.

Officials did not call targeting on the field and the replay booth decided it wasn’t worth calling down to the field to force a review.

As you can imagine, Ohio State fans were not pleased.

Targeting is one of the most controversial rules in all of sports – let alone football. Officials can make the call at their discretion, which makes for a very inconsistent ruling most of the time.

Oregon leads Ohio State 35-28 with just over two minutes left.

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