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October 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Polk says “they didn’t beat us, the refs beat us, in a sense”

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said the Huskies had so many other opportunities to win Saturday’s game that he wasn’t going to spend much time worrying about a couple of the controversial calls that went against UW.
But running back Chris Polk had a different take on that question, saying that he feels that the Huskies would have won the game if the two most controversial calls — a reversal of his 6-yard TD and whether Notre Dame’s Robert Hughes was down on a two-point conversion run — had gone a different way.
“I’m at peace with it because the nation knows we should have won, and they (Notre Dame) know we should have won,” he said. “So as long as they know that, I’m okay with it.”
Asked why that is, he said “because everybody knows if you watch the replays, they know that the two-point conversion that his knee was down, and that when I scored it was a touchdown. They didn’t beat us, the refs beat us, in a sense.”
Polk said he thought that was helping some of his teammates get past the loss, as well.
“We were upset, but we have that little 24-hour rule, so we were mad, but we didn’t let it hold us down because there was nothing we could do,” he said. “We gave our 100 percent effort and we did everything we could and it came down to the refs and how they saw it and how they felt.”

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