Jimbo Fisher reflects on interference being a factor in final play against Alabama
Jimbo Fisher admits that the final play against Alabama could have been called interference.
“They all can. That’s a judgement, that’s their opinion. I’m not going to get into that,” Fisher said on the SEC coaches media teleconference.
As the Aggies have a bye week this week, Fisher reflected on last week’s opponent.
“I think Alabama’s a very good football team,” Fisher said. “I have a lot of respect for them. … Alabama’s a very, very good football team.”
That game will be remembered, mainly, for one play.
Haynes King, subbing for injured starter Max Johnson drove the Aggies 69 yards in the final 1:50 with key passes to Evan Stewart and Moose Muhammad III. Then Alabama’s Jordan Battle appeared to end the threat with an interception in the end zone, but Brian Branch was flagged for pass interference.
That set up one final shot from the 2 with 3 seconds left, but King’s pass to Stewart fell incomplete, as the pattern near the corner of the end zone didn’t materialize to complete the pass.