Lane Kiffin takes derogatory shot at officials following loss to Marshall
Lane Kiffin watched his Florida Atlantic team fall to Marshall on Friday night, 36-31, in a back-and-forth fourth quarter.
There were 4 fourth-quarter lead changes, and the Owls gave up a big night to Marshall’s Brenden Knox, who rushed for 220 yards on 23 carries. He scored with 36 seconds remaining.
But Kiffin was still stewing over the performance by the officials some 24 hours later as he tweeted on Saturday night a picture of officials using guide dogs to make calls on a field. The Owls were flagged 9 times for 90 yards, while Marshall was whistled for 6 penalties for 68 yards.
“We had so many opportunities early to take advantage of the situation, which we did not do obviously,” Kiffin said. “This is what happens. You keep getting penalties, you miss tackles, you have three-and-outs, and you don’t convert on fourth-downs, you lose at the end.”
Perhaps a bigger issue was FAU only had 57 rushing yards compared to 254 rushing yards for Marshall.
That was FAU’s first loss in Conference-USA play as it fell to 4-3 and 2-1. The Owls play 1-6 Old Dominion next week.