Report: SEC reviewing officiating in Alabama-Mississippi State game
Multiple controversial calls in the Alabama-Mississippi State game has prompted a review by the league office, according to Brett Hudson of The Columbus Dispatch.
Mississippi State AD John Cohen complained to the conference and shared the development.
“I’ve personally communicated with the coordinator of football officials, Steve Shaw, and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey,” Cohen said, per Hudson. “Both of them assured me that Saturday’s game with Alabama is being fully reviewed, and they also stated that the official issues will be identified swiftly and dealt with directly.”
There were multiple questionable calls in the first half that went in Alabama’s favor. Crimson Tide RB Damien Harris was ruled to be down before fumbling the fall, a play that was not reviewed. The lack of a review drew widespread social media criticism.
Later, a “phantom” block in the back penalty took a touchdown pass to Kylin Hill off the board.
It will be interesting to find out what the SEC has to say after reviewing the game.