NCAA makes change to guidelines following controversial Arkansas-Auburn finish
The Arkansas Razorbacks had victory snatched from them last weekend at Auburn, as a controversial backward spike from QB Bo Nix was recovered by Arkansas, but since the whistle blew earlier, Auburn kept the ball and kicked the game-winning field goal.
Now, college football replay guidelines have already been changed heading into this weekend’s games.
Per radio host Tommy Craft of “The Morning Rush,” the guidelines will now allow for replay officials to consider any recovery on a play like that:
CFB Replay guidelines for clear and immediate recovery are changing for this week following the Arkansas v Auburn game. New guidance will allow for replay to consider any recovery beginning this week. Day late, dollar short
— Tommy Craft (@tommycraftespn) October 16, 2020
Obviously, this change will do little to soothe angry Arkansas players, coaches and fans, but at least the fate suffered by the Hogs won’t affect other teams moving forward.
Of course, it could be a long time before we see another backwards spike situation like we saw last weekend.