College football fans react to clock issues in Alabama-Florida game
Saturday’s “SEC on CBS” showcase showdown between No. 1 Alabama and No. 11 Florida lived up to its billing, delivering one of the early contenders for best game of the 2021 season.
To the surprise of everyone, the game clock in The Swamp failed on Alabama’s final possession with roughly 3 minutes remaining in a 2-point game. It didn’t stop the Crimson Tide from leaving Gainesville with a 31-29 victory.
Media members and fans alike were in disbelief. The clock issue led to some funny takes on CFB Twitter, including some Nick Saban jokes.
Here’s a small sample of what was said during the final sequence when the game clock failed:
Having issues with the game clock. Time will be kept on the field. What could go wrong?
— Nick de la Torre (@delatorre) September 18, 2021
We are playing without a game clock in Alabama-Florida. In 2021. Wild!
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 18, 2021
How in the hell do we have all these millions of dollars in technology, but they can't fix the damn game clock???
Come on man…
— Derrick Crutcher (@uncledee114) September 18, 2021
The game clock has entered the transfer portal. #bamavsUf
— Bama resistance 🇺🇸 (@BamaResistance) September 18, 2021
Saben is so pissed off his energy broke the game clock smh
— Breanna Niche (@breannaniche) September 18, 2021
This game clock is officially on the hot seat. You can’t stop working like this.
— Garrett Coady (@itsactuallyTB12) September 18, 2021
Someone has spilled Mountain Dew on the game clock. Time will now be kept by someone on a iPhone with a busted screen.
— Joe (@KoenJoe) September 18, 2021
No game clock and no mic. SEC baby!!
— Dan Weisel (@skweisel1227) September 18, 2021