Ward was initially ruled out of bounds after making a leaping 29-yard grab and then falling down on the far side of the end zone. But officials reviewed the play, which showed Ward's right elbow had landed in the end zone before the rest of his body came down on the line for a score that made it 21-17.
"We played a Tech team that was 5-1 and we lost by three points in overtime," Patterson said. "They made one more play than we did."
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