Veteran NFL official agrees that it should have been an Auburn fumble, Ole Miss touchdown
The Auburn Tigers were gifted a huge play by the officials Saturday against Ole Miss.
With Ole Miss leading Auburn 28-27 with just under 6 minutes left in the game, SEC officials completely missed an Auburn fumble that would have changed the complexion of the game.
Ole Miss had just scored to go up by 1 point, and on the ensuing kickoff, Tigers returner Shaun Shivers touched the ball before it rolled into the end zone. Officials called a touchback and Auburn ball, and didn’t even review the play. The SEC Network broadcasters said during the game that the officials said there wasn’t anything to review after a quick replay.
The replay told a different story however.
Instead of an Ole Miss touchdown, Auburn got the ball on the touchback. Later in the 4th quarter, Auburn scored the game-winning touchdown 35-28.
Still, this play will be talked about all week. How could you not review it?
Veteran NFL official and rules expert Terry McAulay said it should have been an Ole Miss touchdown.
Indisputable video evidence is required for replay to reverse the ruling on the field. This was ruled not touched by the receiver. The ball was recovered by the kickers in the end zone. This appears to meet that standard in my opinion. Should have been an Ole Miss TD. https://t.co/UrTnFLy4jQ
— Terry McAulay (@SNFRules) October 24, 2020