Nebraska denied a late pass interference call in loss to Wisconsin

Officials missed a potential pass interference call on fourth down inside the five-yard line against Wisconsin during the final seconds of Nebraska’s 35-38 loss to the Badgers.

On fourth-and-20 at the Wisconsin 21 with 12 seconds left, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez attempted a pass to Zavier Betts, which was broken up by cornerback Faion Hicks. Hicks made contact with Betts’ legs, and caused him to miss the deep pass. After the play, the Nebraska bench showed their disapproval of the missed call. The officials flagged the Huskers for and allowed Wisconsin to hold on for the victory. 

Several reporters and media figures reacted to the missed defensive pass interference call and shared their thoughts on the officiating. 

The loss to Wisconsin marks another heartbreaking ending for Nebraska this season. Going into their final matchup against Iowa next Saturday, the Huskers are 3-8 and 1-7 in the Big Ten. Seven of Nebraska’s eight losses have come by one score or less.

Wisconsin can clinch the Big Ten West with a win over Minnesota next week and earn a date with the winner of the Michigan-Ohio State game in the Big Ten championship.  

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