Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday that the Big 12 officiating crew did not place the ball correctly for the Longhorns’ potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt during the second quarter of their 34-29 loss to Maryland on Saturday.
“We told the referee to put the ball on the left hash prior to the drive, even,” Herman explained. “We said, ‘we are going to go for two, and want the ball on the left hash.’ And they put it in the middle.
“By the time we realized it had been set wrong, the play clock was under 25 (seconds) and you can’t move the ball once it’s under 25. So, we had to run a play that we hadn’t practiced from the middle of the field.”
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger rolled to his right and scrambled for a few seconds before heaving the ball out of the end zone because he could not find an open receiver.
–Steve Habel (@SteveHabel), Field Level Media