Refs appeared to cost Arkansas a win on Saturday afternoon.
At the end of the game Auburn quarterback Bo Nix went to spike the ball and stop the clock for a game-winning field goal attempt. Nix fumbled the snap, recovered, and then spiked it.
The officials called Nix for intentional grounding but it was pretty clear that Nix threw the ball backwards and the play should have been ruled a fumble with Arkansas recovering the ball.
This is 100% a fumble
Bo Nix spikes the ball backwards, behind him, whatever. It’s a backwards pass. pic.twitter.com/hoTOdVFTcz
— i Reporter Liam 🦖 (@Blutman27) October 10, 2020
— Clete Holmes (@Clete27) October 10, 2020
Fans were irate at the refs for blowing the call.
I don’t understand how that’s not a fumble for Auburn.
Someone who is a referee pls define that rule for me.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) October 10, 2020
Wow. I mean, I’ve seen some bad officiating before. But that’s a total screw job.
— Bart Pohlman (@BartPohlman) October 10, 2020
If the SEC is going to screw a team over, they will always make sure it’s Arkansas.
— 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝙍 𝙉𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙨 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@BuzzJohnNabors) October 10, 2020
That was a fumble by Bo Nix. Again Auburn gets bailed out
— Trey Tucker (@Treytuck1125) October 10, 2020