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Hurricanes coach Richt on late first-half frustration: ‘If you watch the tape, you’ll see’

Mark Richt discusses the Miami Hurricanes’ Orange Bowl loss

Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt addresses the media after UM lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
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Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt addresses the media after UM lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

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.

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.

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