(Photo by WVU Athletics)
Back on October 29th, WVU fell to the 7th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs by a final score of 41-31. The Mountaineers put up a solid fight against the undefeated Frogs at the time, but it was simply too little, too late in the end.
However, while TCU was obviously the better team, they didn’t leave Morgantown in the end without some help from the officials.
We all remember it – Kaden Prather was blatantly interfered with in the end zone on a crucial fourth down play.
As you can see in the picture attached to this article, Prather had a very catchable ball thrown to him. Had it not been for the TCU defender all over him, chances are he makes the catch and WVU adds seven more points to the board.
This was an abysmal job by the Big 12 officiating crew in a critical part of the game. It prevented the Mountaineers from keeping the game within one score in the final count, which could’ve potentially helped sending the game to overtime.
With that being said, it’s hard to argue that the officials didn’t assist in TCU making the College Football Playoff.
Call it a conspiracy theory, but the Big 12 obviously wanted a team to make the playoff. With it not being one named Texas or Oklahoma, this made it an even better scenario for them. Having a team that will be in the new Big 12 in the playoff bodes well for the conference moving forward.
I’m just one fan, but it’s hard for many to not feel this way. Let’s us know what you think on social media! Did TCU get some help from the officials in making the College Football Playoff?