Weaver missed a 34-yard field goal in the first quarter Saturday because he kicked the ball over one of the uprights.
So close. Weaver was convinced after the kick that it went through, but his protests were futile. According to NCAA rules, “if the ball is higher than the top of the uprights as it crosses the end line, the play may not be reviewed.”
Because the play is not reviewable there needs to be a better solution for field goals. Can’t there be some sort of electronic system that can tell if the ball was inside the uprights?
But given that a ball could bounce off the inside of an upright and go through, taller uprights would be by far the easiest — and most natural — solution. Let’s make this happen.
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