Fumble forced by… THE UMPIRE???https://t.co/4XiwKEDEM6
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 30, 2016
Stanford defeated North Carolina 25-23 in the Sun Bowl today on a last second defensive stand, but if you watch this video, you will assume that the referees were on Stanford’s side. As North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky scrambles, he runs into a referee, who punches the ball out of his hands to force a fumble. Stanford recovers the fumble, and won the game, so I find myself wondering if this referee had a healthy wager on the Cardinal.