Did Azizi Hearn really pick off that pass?
LARAMIE -- Social media exploded during the third quarter of the Wyoming game Saturday night when it appeared junior cornerback Azizi Hearn snagged an interception at the goal line.
But did he?
Have a slow-motion look for yourself:
It sure looks like Hearn reaches over Romeo Doubs with his left arm and rips the ball away as the two fall into the end zone.
Wyoming's No. 20 appears to secure the ball with both hands as he takes a tumble. From this angle, and the other two provided by CBS Sports cameras, the pigskin never touches the turf.
After video replay, Mountain West officials stuck with their ruling of an incomplete pass.
The explanation the television crew was given was this: "The views (the officials) had were blocked so they couldn't determine if the ball hit the ground or not."
Aaron Murray, a former Georgia quarterback and CBS color commentator, was blown away by the ruling.
"They had the same views we had," he said. "That ball did not touch the ground anywhere. So, someone needs a talking to after this game because that’s unfortunate for that defense."
Sure was. And to make matters worse for the visitors, Carson Strong hit his big tight end Cole Turner in the back of the end zone six plays later to give Nevada a commanding 28-6 lead.
"You called it an interception, I didn't," Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said postgame after the Cowboys fell 37-34 in overtime. "I was asking for clarification. They said they looked at every different angle. They said it was an incompletion ... It's their judgement."
At the time, the game was getting away from the Cowboys.
However, on Wyoming's next drive, Levi Williams drove the Pokes 65 yards in just three plays. A targeting call on receiver Ayden Eberhardt aided in the drive and, one play later, Williams scampered 21 yards for a score.
Wyoming would score on its next two possessions and tie the game at 28-28 with 8:30 to go in regulation.