The Boise State athletic department is reviewing its policies on replay reviews during home football games after complaints from fans who were unhappy with the number of reviews provided during Saturday’s home opener against Colorado State.
However, this is just the usual review of game operations after a home game and that doesn’t mean there will be changes.
For “flagrant hits,” the Mountain West limits member schools to one replay and one slow-motion replay on the stadium video board. That covers incidents like the targeting foul committed by Colorado State on Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick.
For “controversial plays” — usually those under official review — the conference asks schools to “use caution in a manner consistent with sportsmanship and use good judgment,” according to Boise State.
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Boise State’s policy on plays under official review is to show the replay once. “But we are going to discuss this more internally before the next game as we’ve had some other inquiries” about replays, the school said in a statement. The school does not want to show up officials by showing repeated replays of controversial plays.
The lack of reviews forced some fans at Albertsons Stadium to go to Twitter to find out what the replays showed. Fans watching at home and reporters in the press box are able to see repeated replays on TV.
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