The latest batch of SEC games gave us our fair share of amazing plays that led to game-winners, but we also saw a lot of questionable plays that made you say “Huh?”
Here are five bone-headed plays from across the SEC on Saturday:
1. Two points, too late
Tennessee was on its way to victory but questionable decisions by coach Butch Jones ended up costing his team the game.One call in particular was pivotal in the Tennessee’s loss . Early in the fourth quarter, running back Jalen Hurd ran in a touchdown to put the Vols up 26-14. Jones chose to take the extra point instead of going for two.
After the game, Butch Jones said that his play chart called for an extra point. Sometimes, you have to look beyond the obvious answer if you want to beat a team that you haven’t defeated since 2003.
2. Too many Gators on the field
Staying with the Tennessee-Florida game, when Volunteers kicker Aaron Medley was lining up to go for a potential game-winning 55-yard field goal, many fans thought that Florida coach Jim McElwain was calling a timeout to ice the kicker. McElwain actually wasn’t trying to ice the kicker: his team had 12 men out on the field. If McElwain doesn’t call that timeout, Florida gets a penalty and it makes the kick easier for Tennessee. Luckily for Gators fans, that did not happen.
Just realized Florida wasn't trying to ice the kicker at all. They had 12 guys out there! pic.twitter.com/H1taEkgVPN
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 27, 2015
3. Pharoh forgets where he is
In the second quarter, South Carolina led 5-0 over UCF. The Knights punted the ball away on fourth down and Cooper was back to receive the kick, but he muffed the punt. Cooper was never set under the ball and UCF recovered it on the one-yard line. UCF then proceeded to score a one-yard rushing touchdown.
4. Sean White gets SEC Welcome
This week was interesting for Auburn as coach Gus Malzahn benched quarterback Jeremy Johnson for redshirt freshman Sean White. White was introduced to the SEC quickly on third down in the first quarter. Instead of Malzahn calling a running play, he called a play-action pass for his quarterback, which led to an interception.
5. Arkansas not so clutch
Arkansas suffered a tough overtime loss to Texas A&M. The Razorbacks almost lost the game in regulation with a minute to go, as quarterback Brandon Allen got sacked and fumbled the ball away to Texas A&M.