The hot topic following Kentucky’s loss at Auburn is the no-touchdown call late in the first half when UK running back Chris Rodriguez crossed the end zone, but was rewarded no points for his efforts by the officials.
One explanation given on the broadcast was that Rodriguez’s knee was down, which it clearly wasn’t; then analyst Jordan Rogers later said the play was ruled dead due to forward progress. Neither make any sense.
After the game, Mark Stoops was asked if he could explain the decision, or if he could at least explain how the officials explained the call to him.
He too is baffled by what happened.
“I don’t understand it either,” Stoops said after the game. “He was clearly in. I really can’t give a good explanation. I didn’t really get good explanations all day. I don’t know if it’s us wearing these masks and all that, I don’t know. But that was a big swing.”
At the end of the Half in #UKvsAUB Kentucky somehow isn’t given a TD when the RB was clearly in the endzone, on the next play UK throws a pick 6 returned 100 yards for a TD which is called back for targeting. End of Half pic.twitter.com/jZapbJ5zLJ
— Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs) September 26, 2020
When asked if it affected his team moving forward, Stoops replied, “I don’t know if it did. We came in at half knowing that we were doing some very good things and certainly our guys felt comfortable, they felt physical. We knew it was going to be a tough game, a close game. Whether that affected us or not, I don’t know.”
Somebody has some explaining to do.