MWC reprimands UNM head coach

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(KSL Sports) New Mexico Head Football Coach Rocky Long has been publicly reprimanded by the MWC for his comments critical of the officiating in his team's game against BYU in Provo.

The Lobos were down 10-3 in the fourth quarter and were on BYU's 11 yard line when quarterback Tate Smith hit Bryant Williams on a screen play, which resulted in a touchdown.

However, the touchdown was called back for an illegal block in the back.

In the post game press conference Long ripped in to the referees. "I don't know if we would have won or not, but the officials obviously blew a call that changed the entire momentum of the game," Long said. "It is criminal that they changed the momentum like that. It is ridiculous that one call can change all the momentum of the game and take it from one team."

The call put New Mexico in third-and-long situation and after two incomplete passes the Lobos turned the ball over on downs.

"We might have still lost the game but it should have been a hell of a game right to the end, and the officials took that away from us," Long said.

Long complimented BYU and said they deserve their top-10 ranking, but made it clear he did not want to talk about the Cougars. He said enough people are talking about them already.

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