Ole Miss AD Keith Carter issues statement on controversial play at end of Auburn game
Clearly, Ole Miss isn’t pleased about what transpired late during Saturday’s game against Auburn.
Earlier on Monday, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin voiced his frustration over the officials not reviewing a close play in which Ole Miss could have scored a touchdown on a kickoff. The ball appeared to touch Tigers returner Shaun Shivers and roll into the end zone, where the Rebels recovered for what would have been a score. Instead, the officials ruled the ball didn’t hit Shivers, and they didn’t review it on replay.
Kiffin wasn’t the only person from Ole Miss to weigh in on Monday, as athletic director Keith Carter later issued a statement, sharing that he was “very disappointed with the outcome” from the turn of events:
— Keith Carter (@KeithCarterOM) October 26, 2020
After the controversial play, Ole Miss went on to lose, 35-28. Instead of a Rebels touchdown, Auburn had the ball with just under six minutes to go, and it went on to win on a 58-yard touchdown pass from Bo Nix to Seth Williams with 1:11 remaining, also completing the two-point conversion.
Ole Miss will look to move on from the incident — and its 1-4 start — when it travels to face Vanderbilt this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.