The Atlantic Coast Conference threw some penalty flags Sunday.
The ACC suspended the officiating crew that worked the Miami-Duke game for two league contests after finding they committed "a series of errors" that allowed the Hurricanes to score a wild last-play, game-winning touchdown.
The ACC said the crew committed four errors on that play, the most grievous being not seeing Miami running back Mark Walton's knee was down as he threw one of the eight laterals the Hurricanes used on their desperate kickoff return.
If that was noticed, Duke would have won since no time was left on the clock.
Per league rule, the outcome — Miami 30, Duke 27 — cannot be overturned.
"At the end of the day, we got the win," Miami's Corn Elder, who took the final lateral 91 yards for the winning score, said Sunday. "So no matter what they say, we won. That's all that matters."
That wasn't Duke's opinion, nor was it that of the ACC.
"Unfortunately, there is no mechanism that I know of in place to reverse an outcome of a game," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. "I do believe that there should be. … What instant replay is in place for is to get it right. And we did not get it right."
The on-field crew members — referee Jerry Magallanes, umpire Terrence Ramsay, linesman Mike Owens, line judge Jim Slayton, back judge Robert Luklan, field judge Bill Dolbow, side judge Michael McCarthy and center judge Tracy Lynch — got two-game bans.
So did the game's replay official and communicator.
"The last play of the game was not handled appropriately," ACC Commissioner John Swofford said.
Beamer to retire
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer will step down after the season, ending a 29-year run.
Beamer, 69, is the winningest active major college football coach with 277 victories. He is 235-120-2 since taking over at Virginia Tech in 1987.
Beamer led the Hokies to seven conference titles, four in the Atlantic Coast Conference and three in the Big East.
No. 9 Notre Dame 24, No. 21 Temple 20: DeShone Kizer hit Will Fuller with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 2:09 left, KeiVarae Russell intercepted a pass to end the last threat and the Fighting Irish escaped with a victory over the Owls in Philadelphia.
In the third quarter, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly grabbed and shoved assistant coach David Grimes.
"David was going to get us a 15-yard penalty," Kelly said postgame. "I have to control the sideline. I wasn't going to let that happen. He got a little too close, and I backed him up out of the way to make sure we didn't get a 15-yard penalty."
No. 8 Stanford 30, Washington State 28: With quarterback Kevin Hogan fueling a fourth-quarter comeback, the Cardinal defeated the host Cougars.
•Hawaii fired coach Norm Chow after the Rainbow Warriors dropped to 2-7 with a 58-7 home loss to Air Force on Saturday. Athletic director David Matlin said Chris Naeole will finish the season as interim head coach.
•Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson and LSU remain the top four teams in the Associated Press Top 25 as the College Football Playoff selection committee prepares its first rankings. The first selection committee top 25 will be released Tuesday.
•Missouri suspended junior quarterback Maty Mauk for the rest of the season for disciplinary reasons, only six days after reinstating him.