Big East statement on Syracuse extra point

The Big East admitted that its officials made a mistake when failing to overturn an extra-point attempt Ross Krautman made in the Syracuse-Toledo game Saturday.

The extra point gave Syracuse a 30-27 lead over Toledo late in the fourth quarter. The attempt was called good on the field and upheld on video review. That extra point ultimately allowed the game to go into overtime -- and the Orange won 33-30.

Here is what Big East coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay said in the statement issued Saturday night.

"After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes outside the right upright.

"Our review of the process determined that the replay official mistakenly focused his attention on the sideline angle, which proved to be distorted. We are confident that our officiating staff will learn from this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence."