Texas head coach Charlie Strong watches warmups before the start of a NCAA football game against OSU at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, October 1, 2016. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

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WATCH: Did officials help Charlie Strong accept a penalty?

Posted October 1st, 2016

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It appears Charlie Strong got a little advice near the end of the third quarter.

Oklahoma State was called for having an illegal man downfield after it completed a pass inside Texas territory. Strong asked to decline the penalty, which would have resulted in a loss of down.

Two referees then converged on Strong, and after a short conversation the Longhorns coach changed his mind.

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“Charlie was showing ‘decline penalty’ and I think the official went over and helped him out,” the ABC announcer said following the exchange.

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