Miami coach Mark Richt was not happy late in the first half of his No. 10 Hurricanes’ Orange Bowl matchup against the sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night.
The Badgers were facing a third-and-11 with less than a minute to go in the second quarter when Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook completed a 21-yard pass to receiver Kendric Pryor. But on that play, Richt — and a host of Hurricane fans — were flabbergasted when Wisconsin’s right tackle wasn’t called for holding Miami defensive end Trent Harris.
Richt, livid by the no-call, took his frustration out on one of the referees, resulting in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Wisconsin scored one play later on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Hornibrook to Danny Davis.
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ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath asked Richt at halftime what attributed to his frustration.
“If you watch the tape, you’ll see,” Richt said.
The Hurricanes trail the Badgers 24-14 at halftime.