Beavers fans lose their mind following the worst spot you've ever seen originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
What did we just watch? I dunno, but I can tell you it may have been the worst spot you will ever see.
With the Beavers trailing by three early in the fourth quarter, they faced a very tough decision: Go for it on fourth and inches or kick the field goal to tie?
Coach Smith elected to roll the dice and go for it, with the four-yard-line the marker to reach to convert.
Gebbia took the snap, put the ball in Jermar Jefferson's breadbasket and let the star running back do the rest.
Jefferson hit the hole, ran through contact and fell to the ground well past the four-yard-line. First and goal Beavers... until it wasn't.
The refs spotted the ball short of the line and ruled it a turnover on downs.
Cut to commercial break...
No replay to see, so challenge, no nothing.
After a long break, the game popped back up and all we got was a call from the confused play-by-play crew that the spot was confirmed. What?
It made no sense. There was no question Jefferson got the first. But the refs are gonna ref.
Heated, Beavers fans took to social to vent their frustrations for a call so bad it may have cost Oregon State the game. Those who weren't Beavers fan, they just joined in to voice their general confusion on one of the most perplexing calls they've ever seen.
Uh, not sure how this Oregon State 4th down spot was short when most of his body went across the line. pic.twitter.com/ugGlpBPJD7
— Chris Vannini 😷 (@ChrisVannini) November 15, 2020
Pac 12 refs gonna pac 12 ref.
— skywaker9 (@skywaker9) November 15, 2020
No way I just can’t believe that spot.
— Steve Gress (@stevegress19) November 15, 2020
— Mike Lynch (@MikeLynch27) November 15, 2020
I would lay on the turf and make them pick me up and carry me off the field in protest. Probably why I don’t coach (also lack of knowledge haha)
— Andrew Nemec (@AndrewNemec) November 15, 2020
Umm ... on fourth and inches, Jefferson ran forward for at least 2 yards. They bring the chains back out, and he's short? #Pac12Refs
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 15, 2020
— Angie Machado (@AngieMachado1) November 15, 2020
Beavers got screwed there — bad spot. Jefferson had the first down. Wonder if they can challenge the spot
— kerry eggers (@kerryeggers) November 15, 2020
— Mike (@blazersfanatic) November 15, 2020
That wasn’t a bad spot. That was two bad spots
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) November 15, 2020
That spot was beyond bad. How did they not correct that on replay? #GoBeavs
— Rip City Beaver (@ripcitybeav) November 15, 2020
— Gregg Geiger (@BendGregg) November 15, 2020
Absurd officiating in Seattle. Come on PAC-12! #gobeavs
— Steven Omernik (@Stevebeav) November 15, 2020