Vanderbilt burned by officials

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Updated: November 10, 2005, 5:55 PM ET
By Chris Low | Special to ESPN.com
Judgment calls by officials are just that -- judgment calls.

That said, the judgment here is that the unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called against Vanderbilt for excessive celebration Saturday in its 49-42 double-overtime loss to Florida was about as bad as it gets.

You see a call like that, and you can't help but think what Vanderbilt fans have been saying for years: Maybe there is some built-in mechanism, some underlying force that keeps the Commodores from ever getting over the hump in the Southeastern Conference.

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