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ASU vs. Wisconsin: The last 18 seconds on Twitter

See what the big wigs from local and national publications have to say about Saturday's chaos as we attempt to clear it all up.

Confusion is abound as Will Sutton realizes ASU has won the game.
Confusion is abound as Will Sutton realizes ASU has won the game.
Christian Petersen

Incredible, improbable, unreal, insane. Whatever adjectives you use to describe it, Arizona State's victory in the last 18 seconds Saturday night against Wisconsin is something that never has and probably never will be seen again in a college football game. Check out some of the tweets that came across in the reaction to the end of the game.

It's all over, the referees ran off the field after this without giving much of an explanation, ASU wins 32-30.

Fine, you know what? He kneeled the ball. However he should have given the ball to the referee right then and there. Instead he placed the ball himself which understandably flustered the officials.

This is the other side of the argument. Arizona State fell on the ball but the play was already blown dead so it technically should have been a delay of game penalty.

*Keeps hand down* with everyone else in the entire country.

The official Wisconsin football twitter account is speechless.

Even ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney switched sports momentarily.

McIntyre echoes most people here. Still confused and believe fault lies equally with referees and the Badgers

Just chaos, no way to explain it for the time being at least.

Potrykus is the Wisconsin beat reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.

Your Arizona Republic beat writer chiming in. Sure Stave downed it but then put the ball down himself instead of giving it to a referee to spot, that is where things went wrong.

Mike Pereira's opinion carries a lot of weight, only problem is Wisconsin didn't have time out and their was nothing to review on the play.

It will certainly be interesting to see what comes out of this.

Editor's Note: Larry Scott has spoken and it isn't pretty for the officials who lacked any sense of urgency at the end of Saturday night's game. The Pac-12 released the following statement.

Walnut Creek, Calif. -- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has reprimanded and taken additional sanctions against officials in Saturday night's Wisconsin at Arizona State game for failing to properly administer the end of game situation and act with appropriate urgency on the game's final play, it was announced today.

With 18 seconds remaining in the game, Wisconsin's quarterback ran the ball toward the center of the field, touched his knee to the ground and then placed the ball on the ground. There was initial uncertainty over whether the quarterback had taken a knee, given himself up or fumbled the ball. As a result several Arizona State players considered the ball live and a fumble, and attempted to recover the ball.

Neither the referee nor anyone on his crew moved with appropriate urgency to clearly communicate that the ball was to be spotted so play could resume promptly.

"This was an unusual situation to end the game," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "After a thorough review, we have determined that the officials fell short of the high standard in which Pac-12 games should be managed. We will continue to work with all our officials to ensure this type of situation never occurs again."