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Big 12, MAC suspend all 10 Oklahoma State-Central Michigan officials

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Each suspension will last two games.

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All eight field officials for Saturday's game between Central Michigan and Oklahoma State have been suspended by the Mid-American Conference, while two replay officials have been suspended by the Big 12.

Each suspension will last two games.

"After a thorough review and evaluation of the entire Central Michigan at Oklahoma State contest, we have decided to suspend the officiating crew for the next two consecutive weeks. I have personally informed the crew of our decision," said Bill Carollo, MAC Coordinator of Football Officials, Collegiate Officiating Consortium in a release.

With four seconds left in the game and OSU holding a three-point lead, Cowboys' quarterback Mason Rudolph heaved the ball down the field on fourth down to run out the clock. Rudolph was called for intentional grounding because he was in the pocket and there were no receivers in the area. The penalty should have ended the game, but the officials awarded Central Michigan an offensively play, leading to the game-winning, Hail Mary-lateral touchdown.

"The crew missed an opportunity to advise the MAC officiating crew of the misapplication of the penalty giving CMU an untimed down that resulted in its game-winning touchdown," Big 12 officiating coordinator Walt Anderson said in a release. "NCAA rules permit instant replay to correct egregious errors and it is unacceptable that it did not occur in this situation.  Additionally, this replay crew will not be eligible for assignment to an end-of-season bowl game."

The 30-27 loss at Boone Pickens Stadium to Central Michigan drops the Cowboys to 1-1 on the season. OSU wraps up its three-game nonconference homestand to open the season at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Pittsburgh (2-0).