Alabama leads Louisiana State, 21-15, with six minutes remaining when the Tigers' Patrick Peterson intercepts a pass near the sideline. The officials huddle and after a few moments, rule Peterson was out of bounds. The replay official agrees.
Alabama went on to kick a field goal on the drive and won, 24-15.
Seriously, how can you look at this replay and rule anything but an interception?
How distrustful are Southeastern Conference coaches of league officials? At the moment, it's off the chart.
Tennessee's Lane Kiffin acknowledged that he decided against running another play before his team set up for a field goal that would have beaten Alabama because he was fearful officials would have found another way to penalize his team.
Tennessee was one of the nation's least-penalized teams entering
Saturday's game, but was flagged eight times for 68 yards. Alabama,
which had been flagged 10 times for 113 yards the previous Saturday
against South Carolina, was penalized only once for 10 yards.
"You run another play and you throw an interception or they throw another flag on us — I wasn't going to let the refs lose the game for us there and some magical flag appear," Kiffin said.