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BYU issues statement on replay controversy from Oct. 9 game

Published October 28, 2010 9:36 pm

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BYU officials Thursday night issued the following statement after another San Diego Union-Tribune story regarding the botched fumble call and subsequent replay from the Cougars' 24-21 win over the Aztecs a few weeks ago:In response to continued media reports regarding instant replay from the BYU vs. San Diego State football game on Oct. 9, 2010, BYU has released the following statement.Decisions concerning replay officiating systems, including who is hired and assigned to work games, are made by the Mountain West Conference. The MWC conducted a thorough review of the matter in question from the BYU versus San Diego State game and took actions it deemed appropriate.BYU has reviewed the replay matter with the Mountain West Conference and is confident that the replay team followed standard MWC operating procedures.Insinuations that any locally contracted member of the MWC replay team influenced the replay ruling or did not follow Conference protocol are inaccurate.The University will have no further comment on this matter.