I just watched the 4th qtr of Stanford Oregon tonight, after being at the game and frankly mystified by this call.
we recover the onside kick. Jake fisher hauls a Stanford player off the pile, not affecting who has the ball.
and he gets 15 yds for unsportsmanlike conduct!
This matters because the end of the ensuing drive has a pass to the 3 yd line and then it takes us 4 plays and a timeout to get into the end zone. Without that penalty, mariota's pass is a touchdown.
how many breaks does Stanford get in this game? Please discuss