LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line on his long reception, and the refs let it stand for some reason.
As sports fans, you’re all subject to one play that gets you so angry that you decided to send your remote control on a trip from the couch to the living room wall. We expect that was the reaction from Alabama Crimson Tide fans on Saturday evening.
Alabama had an early 21-0 lead over the rival LSU Tigers, but the shutout ended in horrific circumstances. LSU quarterback T.J. Finney hit receiver Kayshon Boutte on a deep pass along the left sidelines, and supposedly going in for the touchdown. The problem was that Boutte actually dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line. Even after a replay, the SEC referees assigned to that game determined that it was a touchdown, even though it wasn’t.
LSU gets lucky this fumble was ruled a touchdown
After a few minutes when it looked like a clear fumble, it was later reviewed with further video evidence that Jontre Kirklin picked up the ball after Boutte dropped it and scored the touchdown.
So SEC officials ended up being correct in the fact that they determined Kirklin made an immediate recovery and the touchdown should stand.
It’s a bit lucky and something LSU football coach Ed Orgeron hopes he never sees again with his team. But the points stand and they can use this as a teaching moment.
However, LSU trails Alabama, 35-14 in the opening minutes of the second quarter.