Highway robbery? Arkansas fans are going wild over controversial no-fumble call by Auburn
It appeared that Arkansas might have a chance to steal a win on The Plains against Auburn as Auburn QB Bo Nix looked like he bobbled a snap late in the game, fumbled and then tried to clock the ball.
As Auburn drove to setup a late field goal, Nix on third down and 1 from the Arkansas 19 mishandled the snap but was bailed out by an officiating review that called it intentional grounding. The play then had 10 seconds run off the clock, and Auburn kicked a game-winning field goal with 18 seconds left in the game to knock off the Razorbacks 30-28.
Here is the play and a sampling of reaction to the call:
— Clete Holmes (@Clete27) October 10, 2020
. @SECOfficiating_ yall are god awful still. Figure it out
— Dan Skipper (@DanSkipper70) October 10, 2020
I don’t understand how that’s not a fumble for Auburn.
Someone who is a referee pls define that rule for me.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) October 10, 2020
Wow. I mean, I’ve seen some bad officiating before. But that’s a total screw job.
— Bart Pohlman (@BartPohlman) October 10, 2020
If the SEC is going to screw a team over, they will always make sure it’s Arkansas.
— (@BuzzJohnNabors) October 10, 2020
Pretty bad call by the refs not ruling that an Auburn fumble
— Luke Slabaugh (@LukeSlabaugh) October 10, 2020
That was a fumble by Bo Nix. Again Auburn gets bailed out
— Trey Tucker (@Treytuck1125) October 10, 2020
@SEC refs get Arkansas again. Gave Auburn that football game.
— Zach Hettel (@CoachHettelPHHS) October 10, 2020