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IU, MSU send in plays for review but move on

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Indiana head coach Bill Lynch and his Michigan State counterpart Mark Dantonio both sent in plays to the Big Ten office for review after some questionable officiating in their respective games during the weekend.

The replay overturn of Terrance Turner's touchdown catch against Iowa has drawn by far the most attention, as I can see by checking my inbox or reading colleague Pat Forde's Dash today. From seeing the replays multiple times on YouTube, it's an extremely close call, but it's not obvious that Turner's foot touches the ground before his knee hits out of bounds. Still, since the call on the field was a touchdown, a lot of us were surprised to see the replay officials had enough conclusive evidence for a reversal.

"I have great confidence that [the league will] handle it appropriately," Lynch said.

Dantonio took issue with several plays in the Minnesota game, including a fumble recovery by the Spartans that was overturned by replay and ruled an incomplete pass. On the next play, Minnesota scored a touchdown on a wild deflection from Nick Tow-Arnett to Duane Bennett.

Dantonio said he has received some responses from the league but nothing in writing.

"We have to focus on the things we can control," he said. "There are some things we cannot control. We have to keep our composure and play through those situations. You have to focus on the missed opportunities.”

Lynch is taking a similar approach with his team. He didn't even bring up the Turner play during Monday's practice.

"I don’t like reviewing things that were out of our control because in some ways, it gives your kids an excuse," he said. "I think there were 173 plays in that game, and we had an opportunity in each of those 173 plays."