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SEC says clock should’ve been stopped after Josh Allen knocked ball out on final drive

As the Missouri Tigers coasted their way down the field on the final drive of the game, one play in particular sparked major controversy.

The Tigers needed just one touchdown to win the game, and had a major opportunity to make that happen. With 20 seconds remaining and zero timeouts left, J’Mon Moore caught a pass at the 28-yard line, and started running the ball to the official to get set up for the next play. Josh Allen then knocked the ball loose, causing 13 seconds to come off the clock before the Tigers could spike the ball for one last play.

Here was the play:

After review, the SEC says the clock should have been stopped with 16 seconds remaining.

Here was the SEC’s official comment on the matter:

16 seconds would have been enough for two or three more quick throws for Drew Lock and the Missouri offense, and considering how awful the secondary was playing, a touchdown was entirely possible.

J’Mon Moore was not happy about the no-call.

But guess what?

Nothing was called, and I’m not heartbroken in the slightest.

Kentucky has been on the receiving end of countless awful and/or missed calls by officials at the end of games. Some of them so blatantly obvious it still makes me sick.

Woulda, shoulda, coulda.

Cry me a river.

5-1 feels great.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

19 Comments for SEC says clock should’ve been stopped after Josh Allen knocked ball out on final drive

  1. ukblue22
    4:08 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Yep and the clock ran out before Florida snapped the ball two years ago. So things are just beginning to even out a little.

  2. TBW3011
    4:13 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Too bad. So sad.

  3. Catkelly
    4:24 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah well, two blatant holding calls were not made on that last drive as well. So we will call it even and take the win.

    • Le Docteur
      4:57 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

      C’mon. Let the players decide. We don’t want refs throwing flags for marginal holding calls with just a few seconds left and a team driving to a deciding score.

      — Signed, Not The Florida Game Refs

    • TBW3011
      5:08 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

      They weren’t marginal. They were blatant. Big difference.

    • Le Docteur
      5:44 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

      . . . . which helps make my point. . .

    • runningunnin.454
      6:28 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

      Dripping with sarcasm.

  4. bosshogg24
    5:19 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    The first break UK has received from the officials in 54 years!

  5. CatsfaninFL
    5:20 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Or not to mention the TD they took from us in first half when announcers go back and count 7 guys on the LOS. Awful call. Josh Allen was also extremely quick and subtle about knocking ball loose. Hard to notice real time.

  6. UKinIN
    5:41 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not crazy about Allen’s play but we’ve seen plenty of calls go against UK for decades. Multiple bad Florida calls. I remember UK trying to beat Georgia in the last minute and the Georgia tacklers would lie on the UK player they tackled or the ball and not move. Just letting seconds run off the clock. Refs didn’t do anything about it.

    • WCats
      8:02 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

      I fully agree with many times I’ve seen UK go for game winning drives but only to see precious seconds tick off as SEC opponent tacklers pinned is to the turf WWF style , Not one time did an official stop the clock or tell the player to get up leading of course to another close loss in Kentucky Football.

  7. UKinIN
    5:55 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Not to mention the pass interference that wasn’t called on the third down catch that was overturned. That was blatant and the refs did nothing

  8. runningunnin.454
    6:32 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Hey, it’s not called; it’s not a foul…ask De’Aaron about the mugging in the UNC game.

  9. ClutchCargo
    7:07 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know about you all, but I happy as hell to finally be on the winning side of this type of controversy!

  10. BigBlueBass
    8:25 pm October 8, 2017 Permalink

    Did they review the “offsides” they missed… even a blind man could have seen that one.

    • krautdog
      10:34 am October 9, 2017 Permalink

      What were the monitor officials in Birmingham doing – sleeping?

  11. 2thepoint
    12:20 am October 9, 2017 Permalink

    I know I am late to this post, but also how about the 1st down call that was a yard shy and after they actually reviewed it still called a 1st down. Had to be intentional malfeasance by the refs.

  12. loservilletard
    12:07 pm October 9, 2017 Permalink

    he did not knock the ball lose, he hit the players arm causing the player to drop it, Big difference.