In the immediate aftermath, Kevin Sumlin was not happy about it. He didn’t know at the time that he had lost his starting quarterback for the rest of the regular season, but he was upset about a late hit on Trevor Knight.
Knight had already left the game once when he was dragged to the ground by a Mississippi State defender in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. At halftime of the game, Sumlin complained about the officiating to the sideline reporter.
On Tuesday, Sumlin revealed that he had sent in the tape of the hit to the SEC offices.
Sumlin on Knight being dragged down on sideline and whether that made injury worse: "Yes, it did. We sent the film in."
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) November 8, 2016
Here is what Sumlin had to say on Saturday about the officiating on Saturday.
Coach Sumlin is not happy with the officiating pic.twitter.com/cXoA6MSOVm
— Taylor Travis (@TaylorTravis15) November 5, 2016
This is not the first time Sumlin has inquired about the officiating of a Texas A&M game. After the Alabama game, Sumlin wondered why Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson had not been ejected for targeting.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron also sent in tapes of questionable plays to the SEC offices this week. Orgeron’s team lost to Alabama on Saturday.
Without Knight, as well as two other contributors, the Aggies will take on Ole Miss on Saturday. The Rebels will also be without their starting quarterback, as Chad Kelly is out for the season.