Controversy in Lincoln: TD pass from Iowa's Alex Padilla to Sam LaPorta overturned
It’s still early in the game but there’s already controversy in the Iowa-Nebraska game.
A touchdown pass from Alex Padilla to tight end Sam LaPorta was overturned after a review. It appeared to be a catch by LaPorta, but was overturned after the ball popped free at the end of the play.
Below is the review:
After review, the Iowa TD is overturned and @HuskerFBNation will have the ball on the 1 yard line
Do you agree with the call? pic.twitter.com/F6of9HW05m
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 26, 2021
The controversial overturned call gave Nebraska possession of the ball at the 1-yard-line. Nebraska began the game with a rushing touchdown by freshman quarterback Logan Smothers on the opening 75-yard drive.
Iowa has a 9-2 overall record and is in first place in the B1G West. The Hawkeyes are on a three-game winning streak, most recently defeating visiting Illinois 33-23.
Nebraska is 3-8 overall and sixth place in the B1G West. The Cornhuskers most recently dropping a 35-28 contest at then-No. 15 Wisconsin.
Nebraska leads the all-time series 29-19-3 but Iowa is on a six-game winning streak.