Big East Conference officials working last Saturday's Louisville-Connecticut game wrongly allowed the Cardinals to attempt an extra point with no time left on the clock, a move that nearly proved costly to bettors in Las Vegas who were backing the Huskies.
Connecticut was 12.5-point favorite at kickoff and covering the spread after Jordan Todman scored on a two-yard run with 3:13 remaining, giving the Huskies a 38-19 lead.
Louisville had one last push, marching down the field and scoring on a four-yard pass from Adam Froman to Blayne Donnell as time ran off the clock, cutting Connecticut's lead to 13 points at 38-25.
The officiating crew then wrongly allowed Ryan Payne to attempt the conversion with no time remaining. Much to the relief of Connecticut supporters, Payne missed the extra point, keeping the Huskies a pointspread winner.
Payne should not have been given the opportunity to kick under rule 8-3-2a: