It was arguably the worst call of the day. And it put Vanderbilt in a huge bind against Missouri.
With Missouri facing third-and-goal early in the fourth quarter, Vanderbilt cornerback Tre Herndon was pushed backwards by Missouri’s J’Mon Moore, who then broke off to the corner of the end zone before catching the touchdown pass.
Herndon was called for pass interference on the play, and, after reviewing the play, there’s no question the contact was initiated by Moore. Missouri obviously declined the penalty and took the touchdown, but had the right call been made, it would have put the Tigers in third-and-goal from roughly the 20-yard line.
SHOWN: completely obvious defensive pass interference, according to SEC referees pic.twitter.com/ysPJaKtoTW
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 12, 2016
Granted, the Tigers need all the help they can get after some major kicking woes.
After a successful PAT for Mizzou, the touchdown gave the Tigers a 26-17 lead early in the fourth quarter.