By James Crepea, The Oregonian/OregonLive: A Washington State pass play from the game against Oregon has led to an in-season rules interpretation by the NCAA, which deemed that a penalty for an illegal forward pass should be called on such plays.
With 4:49 to go in the third quarter, Washington State had a first down at Oregon’s 18 yard line when receiver Donovan Ollie ran a pre-snap motion from left to right, the ball was snapped and Cougars quarterback Cameron Ward tossed the ball up and caught it before eventually throwing a check down to Ollie for a three-yard gain.
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National coordinator of football officials and NCAA secretary rules editor Steve Shaw explained the in-season rules interpretation made as a result of the play during his weekly rules review video.
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