Head official: Review correct to confirm ND stand

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The best examples of immediate continuing action come on questionable fumbles. If a ball comes loose, but the officials on the field rule the ball carrier was down, a defense can still be awarded a recovery if the players kept playing in the seconds after the whistle.

So if a whistle was blown by officials during the final play between Notre Dame and Stanford on Saturday, it would not rule out a replay review.

Redding said there was nothing about the final sequence in South Bend that set off alarms about the officiating.

From an officiating standpoint,” he said, “it was routine.”

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