Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard gave a bizarre press conference today. With Cyclones' head coach Paul Rhoads standing a few feet away, Pollard goes after Big 12 refs for costing Iowa State football games. The Cyclones fell to 1-4 today after a loss to Oklahoma State. One particular play may stand out to Pollard from the game. At end of the first half, Iowa State appeared to have stopped a Cowboys touchdown on fourth and short as time expired, but a replay review gave Oklahoma State the score and a 13-6 lead.

In the video, Pollard says he's tired of hearing that media outlets feel bad for his team after losses, and would instead like the mistakes to be corrected. Pollard also says the Big 12 has apologized to him for their officiating mistakes, but apparently the apologies weren't enough. It's pretty fascinating to see an athletic director go this public with these kinds of complaints.

[ The Des Moines Register]

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