2 suspended officials work USC-Arizona game

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 1:10 pm
By: News On 6

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ Two Pacific-Ten officials who were suspended after last week's controversial Oregon victory over Oklahoma worked the USC-Arizona game.

The Pac-Ten suspended the entire seven-man crew from the Oregon-OU game, along with two replay officials, but it had to stagger the penalties throughout the season so it would have enough officials to cover games.

That's why suspended referee David Cutaia and umpire Dennis Angel were part of the crew assigned to the USC-Arizona Pac-Ten opener in Arizona Stadium Saturday.

Coincidentally, Arizona coach Mike Stoops is the brother of OU coach Bob Stoops, whose Sooners received an apology from the Pac-Ten after officials erred in giving the Ducks possession after their late onside kick. Oregon went on to win 34-to-33 in Eugene.

The conference suspended the seven field officials, the replay official and his assistant one game apiece. Replay official Gordon Riese was later granted a leave of absence for the remainder of the season.