Nick Saban explains why he was furious just before halftime following Auburn's field goal
A high-scoring first half of the Iron Bowl (which has already gone over the betting line of 49.5 points) ended with some controversy. Auburn RB Boobee Whitlow was tackled inbounds as time appeared to expire. Replay review put one second on the clock, which allowed Auburn to kick a field goal. The FG was good and cut Alabama’s lead to 31-27.
Saban was noticeably upset with the second being put back on the clock. It was the first thing CBS Sports sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl asked him about at halftime.
“Well, they said there was one second on the clock,” Saban told Erdahl. “But it’s a live clock. So, if they stop the clock, there’s no way they can snap it and kick it in one second. If you clock the ball you got to have three seconds. So, I don’t get it but it is what it is.”
Erdahl then asked about the first half overall.
“Well, you know, we just got to keep playing,” Saban said. “We knew there was going to be bad plays in the game, and our whole team just has to keep playing. You got to play for 60 minutes and got to keep making plays. Everybody.”