SALT LAKE CITY – During his weekly press conference, USU head football coach Matt Wells lightly addressed the controversial pass interference call that came at the end of the home game against New Mexico Saturday night.
Trailing 24-21 with just 16 seconds left, wide receiver Ron’Quavion Tarver reeled in an 18-yard pass that would have given USU the lead, and likely the win. A flag was thrown and Tarver was called for offensive pass interference, negating the touchdown.
Utah State went on to lose the game.
Immediately following the game Wells said it was “a hard one to take away from the kid” but that he would let the Mountain West comment on the call Monday morning. During the press conference he said he had “a couple of discussions” with the conference, but left conclusions vague.
“I’ll just leave it at this: You saw what I saw, and they know that,” he said.
CacheValleyDaily.com reached out to the Mountain West Conference Monday afternoon for comment regarding the call. Javan Hedlund, the conference’s associate commissioner of communications, said in an email that every call of each conference game is evaluated, but no public statement has been made regarding Saturday night’s game.