Instant replay shows many of the calls by officials were questionable, and even LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman released a statement saying he "respectfully but strongly disagrees" with the conferences decision to stand by its officials.
No one knows how the referee could pick up the flag on pass interference in the fourth quarter, but what offensive tackle Peter Dyakowski wants to know is; how can a man with a cast on his hand be called for offensive holding?
"I am still actually wondering about that myself seeing how my cast covers my fingers," Dyakowski said. "I was trying to hold all game, but I can't bend my hand. When the call came through, I wasn't quit sure how they made that call. Looking back at it on film it is clearly not a holding penalty. During games, referees don't have the advantage of watching a play from two different angles."
The call came in the fourth quarter
on second down when JaMarcus Russell completed a 21-yard pass to Richard Dixon,
placing the Tigers on the
"As soon as the call was made, I got sick to my stomach because I didn't know what I did wrong and I knew we needed that play," Dyakowski said. "It's frustrating."
Dyakowski broke his right hand
For games, trainers make a new cast with his wrist bent back so he is able to better strike defensive linemen. For the next six weeks, Dyakowski will receive a new cast for each game and painkillers for the pain.
"It's defiantly a challenge playing with it," Dyakowski said. "I much rather not have it, but I'm not going to have a healthy hand for the future so I have to deal with what I got."