chap22 wrote:oh come on now...that's a faulty argument from the bottom-up.
an EP is 20 yards long, he waas kicking it from 35. adding that 15 yards requires more distance (obviously) which requires a lower angle of trajectory from the kicker. that often makes a difference in whether a kick gets blocked or not. granted this wasn't a 55-yarder, so he didn't have to kick a low line dive, but it still affected the kick.
add in the fact that the team may have let down feeling they got hosed already, whereas they might not have had th flag not been thrown, and you can't just automatically assert that the kick would've been blocked regardless.
That's fair, but like you said, it wasn't an extraordinarily long kick, it was 35 yards, which shouldn't make *that* much of a difference. The second point probably has more validity, since the Huskies probably felt cheated because of the penalty, which again, is a shitty rule but hard to hold against the refs since it is..ya know...a rule.
Also, how about giving BYU a little bit of credit? It's not like they just stood there and waited for the ball to hit them in the helmet.