Ole Miss fans hammer SEC officiating after controversial fumble call
Another game and another rough outing for the SEC officiating crew. It appeared that Jaxson Dart threw a backwards pass, but the whistle blew the play when the ball hit the ground. After some discussion the officials decided the whistle was inadvertent and the down would be reset. But the officials realized quickly that didn’t make any sense, so they reviewed the play and determined the pass was backwards and MIssissippi State would have recovered the ball despite the fact that several players stopped when the whistle (which was allegedly accidental) blew.
Needless to say fans shared their displeasure with the play and the officiating crew in general.
So @SECOfficiating just ruled a play dead but then reviewed it and gave the ball to Mississippi State. That’s the biggest load of crap I’ve seen all year.
— Austin Eldridge (@AustinonAir1021) November 25, 2022
You blew it dead so everyone stopped. This has got to be fixed next year @SECOfficiating @GregSankey I have never seen a year as bad as this one. This officiating has killed game after game this year for the entire conference
— Tucker Italiano (@TuckerItaliano) November 25, 2022
.@SECOfficiating: an inadvertent whistle was blown, therefore the play did not count.
— Skye Underwood (@SkyeUnderwood) November 25, 2022
— BARNING HARD (5-7) (@IAMBARNINGHARD) November 25, 2022
YESSSSSSS @SECOfficiating FINALLY GOT SOMETHING RIGHT
— Hail State Stool (@HailStateStool) November 25, 2022
— Cooper Kennard (@Cooper_Kennard) November 25, 2022
.@SECOfficiating do you manage any of these complaints? You are literally the equivalent of Venezuelan democracy.
— The Flagship™ (@CornbreadGary) November 25, 2022
Ole Miss would get the ball back, recovering a fumble at their own 1. The Rebels drove 99 yards to score a touchdown, but missed the two-point conversion and lost 24-22.