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Officials who botched end of Oklahoma State game suspended

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MT. PLEASANT, MI (AP) -

The Mid-American Conference says the eight-man officiating crew that botched the end of the Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game has been suspended for two games.

The Big 12 announced Sunday that the two-person video replay crew that worked the same game also has been suspended for two games.

Officials mistakenly gave Central Michigan an untimed final play from midfield after Oklahoma State was penalized for intentional grounding while trying to run off the last four seconds of the fourth quarter with a three-point lead.

On that play, the Chippewas scored a touchdown on a long pass and lateral to win 30-27. The referee admitted afterward that an error was made by extending the game after a loss-of-down penalty.

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder voiced his protest, but the result of the game was final.

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