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Iowa St athletic director Jamie Pollard goes on 2 1/2 -minute tirade about call

Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland (26) celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Oklahoma State won 37-20.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland (26) celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Oklahoma State won 37-20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard went on a 2 ½-minute tirade about a call that he believes turned the game in the Cyclones' 37-20 loss to No. 21 Oklahoma State on Saturday.

With the score tied at 6-all late in the second quarter, the officials ruled Oklahoma State's Desmond Roland was stopped just short of the goal line as time expired in the first half. The play was reviewed and the call reversed, giving the Cowboys a 13-6 lead.

Pollard said it was the latest in a string of bad calls against the Cyclones in recent years.

He said some Iowa State players acted inappropriately after the call, and he didn't fault them, saying such calls end "careers for football coaches, ADs and presidents, so something's got to be done."