Kirby Hocutt Issues Statement on Illegal Snap in Texas Tech’s Loss to Baylor
Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt has responded to the illegal snap call that allowed Baylor's drive to continue in the first overtime period from Saturday's Texas Tech game vs Baylor.
The Bears would end up winning the game 33-30 in double overtime, and Texas Tech Head Coach Matt Wells said in his post-game press conference that they would be contacting the Big 12 office.
Here is Hocutt's full statement on that conversation with the Big 12:
It is important to state that we have been in constant communication with the Big 12 Conference office from the immediate end of the game and throughout Sunday regarding the Illegal Snap call in the first overtime.
It has been confirmed that the ruling on the field of an Illegal Snap was incorrect. The play is not reviewable by rule because it is a dead ball judgement call by the official. I am confident that the Big 12 Conference will deal with the matter internally as they complete the review of the game in its entirety.
While this is a very unfortunate circumstance, I could not be more proud of our team and the competitive fight and effort with which they competed.
TL;DR: The officials messed up, but there isn't anything they can do about it now.