During a conversation at Sunday's CFL playoff game in Hamilton, Black (as related to us by Ted Michaels at CHML 900) said the official made the right call and the ball did not cross the goal line. The feet were in the end zone, the ball was not.
So that's that. Ultimately, awesome commenter Superfun Happy Slide nailed it in the comments, pointing out this just adds to the drama of a once-a-decade game.
It also adds to the eerie moments that have come in Richardson Stadium's south end zone in recent times. That's the end of the field where Queen's ...
- ... was stopped on the one-yard line on the final play of the first half in its regular-season game vs. Western (they ultimately won 27-26, and yes, the winning drive was scored at the other end);
- ... put a game-winning convert attempt go under the crossbar in overtime during the 2003 semifinal vs. Laurier. The Golden Hawks had scored moments earlier after they had a field goal blocked and the ball landed in the hands of kicker Byron Devlin, who alertedly threw a pass for a first down. (Laurier then won 36-33 on a Ryan Pyear TD pass on the second possession.)
- ... hit the upright on a field-goal attempt in OT vs. McMaster earlier that season. (The Marauders won 30-27 and put Queen's into the tougher semifinal matchup.)