Andre Ware (L) and Taylor Zarzour were among those questioning Music City Bowl calls.

The Northwestern Wildcats and Kentucky Wildcats were duking it out Friday (sadly, for the Music City Bowl trophy rather than the rights to be the One True Wildcats), but it’s the officials who really took the spotlight. The Pac-12 officiating crew made a number of questionable calls, starting with an ejection of star Kentucky running back Benny Snell for… declining an official’s hand up?

That one got lit up by Twitter:

And by ESPN’s Tim Tebow and Booger McFarland at halftime:

However, the officiating follies were just getting started. Not long after that, Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson took what looked like a late hit out of bounds, but Kentucky wound up with the only assessed penalty… for arguing.

And just before the half, star Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher was ejected on one of the weakest targeting calls you’ll ever see:

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was decidedly unimpressed:

And ESPN color commentator Andre Ware (seen above with Taylor Zarzour) went in on both ejections after the halftime break:

The second half saw plenty of zaniness, but less obviously terrible calls. However, there was still plenty of criticism of the officials:

That should be an interesting pool report indeed.

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.