FROM STANFORD — This was expected, that Washington receiver Kevin Smith would stand outside the visiting locker room and insist that he caught the ball.
But it is worth reporting that in the opinion of the 5-foot-11 senior, UW’s final pass of the game was not incomplete, as it was ruled by the replay official after a lengthy review inside the final 80 seconds of No. 15 Washington’s 31-28 loss to No. 5 Stanford.
On 4th-and-10, UW quarterback Keith Price danced around a number of defenders, freed himself outside the pocket toward the right sideline, and fired a pass toward Smith beyond the first-down marker and near Stanford’s 33-yard line.
Smith dove. The ball found its way into his hands. The official signaled it complete. But after Price hurried the offense to the line of scrimmage with 1:15 remaining and tried to get the ball snapped, a whistle blew, and the Huskies’ fate was directed upstairs to the replay booth. Read more »