Video: Former NFL referee Mike Pereira breaks down the crazy LSU-Auburn ending
The ending to Saturday night’s Auburn-LSU game at Jordan-Hare Stadium was a wild one.
With LSU trailing 18-13 with only seconds remaining in the game, the Tigers mounted a long offensive drive, culminating in what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown pass.
However, while reviewing whether the catch was good or not, replay officials determined that the clock expired before the play started and awarded Auburn the victory.
Former NFL referee Mike Pereira broke down the play on Twitter Sunday morning, agreeing with the final decision made by the game’s referees:
“Since that first-down pass ended in bounds, that means that the clock starts when the referee gives the ready for play by giving the winding the clock signal,” Pereira said in the video. “In the end, as wild as it was, there were zeroes on the clock before the center started to move the ball, so the game is over.”
Watch the entire explanation in the above video.