Pac-12 officiating took center stage on social media in the aftermath of No. 20 Utah’s 43-42 win over No. 7 USC Saturday evening.

The Trojans were flagged 12 times for 93 yards, several of which came in spots that extended Utah drives that would go on to result in touchdowns. Trojan fans and former players were calling into question the performance of Pac-12 refs — a topic that was trending after the game on Twitter — but they weren’t alone; other media members from outside the L.A. market were commenting on the display as well.

USC coach Lincoln Riley said after the game what everyone was thinking, but he stopped short of saying the Trojans lost because of the officiating.

“The officiating was really poor tonight but we still should’ve won the game,” he told reporters after. “I’m not gonna be the guy up here saying we lost the game because of officiating.”

In truth, USC forced Utah to a third down on four separate occasions during the Utes’ game-winning touchdown march. Holding a 42-35 lead, the Trojans faced a third-and-10 from the Utah 36 with a chance to get off the field and gave up a 12-yard pass to Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid.

Then it was a third-and-1 that saw quarterback Cameron Rising hit Kincaid for 19 yards.

Then it was a third-and-5 that saw Rising hit Kincaid for 11 yards to move inside USC’s 10-yard-line.

USC got a third-and-goal stop from the 1, stuffing Utah’s Micah Bernard at the point of attack thanks to a monster hit in the hole from Tuasivi Nomura to bring Utah within one final play of a loss. The Trojans win if they get a stop on fourth-and-1, but they couldn’t hold a second time.

The Trojans go into their bye week with a 6-1 record and a 4-1 mark in Pac-12 play. Riley and Co. will look to regroup before facing Arizona on the road in Week 9.