I have seem some ridiculous excuses for a bowl game in my life but this POS takes the cake.
The officiating was suspect thoughout but the call of "excessive celebration" after the Kansas State score with 42 seconds left was surreal. The player simply saluted the crowd and was penalized 15 yards which essentially took them out of the possibility of a 2 point conversion to tie the game. Absolutely disgusting.
The ref that made that call should be fired for life.
It's bad enough that so many bowls have become a "home team" playing on their home field against a team usually out of the midwest and calling it fair is ludicrous. (Illinois-Baylor, Army- SMU) etc etc. Home fields all.
I am an Iowa fan so I've got no dog in the race but I'm so sick and tired of the biased commentators and the the crap that is presented, it's unbelievable.
Bowls are supposed to be 2 equally matched teams on a neutral field. It's become anything but.