J’Mon Moore almost carried Missouri to a comeback victory, until the ball bounced out of his hands.
Moore caught a pass from Drew Lock at the 28-yard line with just over 20 seconds to play. Lonnie Johnson did not let Moore get out of bounds, but there was still plenty of time to kill the clock…until Josh Allen entered the picture.
#41 Josh Allen is the MVP here. Knocked it out of J’Mon Moore’s hand before he could throw it to the ref! pic.twitter.com/4dK0LBQdwY
– Jeff Faughender (@JFauGFX) October 8, 2017
Moore did not protest, nor did he scramble to pick up the ball and get it back in the referee’s hands. He did have some words to share about it after the game.
J’Mon Moore was not happy postgame after a UK player swatted the ball from his hands causing time to wind down.
– Tyler Murry (@TylerMurry_) October 8, 2017
Allen had fewer words to share about the situation. When asked about it, Allen initially pleaded ignorance. After multiple reporters prodded for about 45 seconds, he shrugged it off and said, “To be honest, I don’t know.”
Mark Stoops employed the same “play dumb” strategy when asked about how the ball got knocked loose. “At the end there? I don’t know what — I don’t know what was going on,” Stoops said.
Don’t worry guys. We all know what was going on and we are totally fine with it.