MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (PR) – The umpire in last night's Backyard Brawl between the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University apologized for two errant holding calls that almost gave the game to the Mountaineers.
After the contest, the official revealed when he entered the field for the game and saw the West Virginia team in maize and blue, he confused them with Michigan. He later admitted he's been studying the Big Ten officials' handbook and noted a section where it states Michigan is to be awarded two game-changing calls if they are in jeopardy of losing. He realized his mistake at game's end then stated it was a classic "brain fart."
The umpire expects to be reprimanded by the Big East Conference but showed no remorse since he has applied for an officiating job with the Big Ten.
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