Regarding the pass/lateral: It was very close and probably a forward pass. BUT as your players will confirm, the turf in the Fargo Dome is very messed up and has a huge bow in the marker lines. Its very possible that it was thrown backwards but because of the wave in the marker lines it looks like a forward pass.
So if you are going by the yard lines I would call it a forward pass. If you were able to draw an straight line across the field of play it could be a backwards pass.
The people at the Fargo Dome need to get this mess fixed, its embarrassing.
I say bad call on the refs.