Auburn defeats LSU after officials overturn game-winning touchdown
LSU and Auburn went down to the wire on Saturday night and finished in wild fashion. Auburn came away the victor, 18–13, after a last-second LSU touchdown was wiped away by officials who reviewed the play.
Let‘s start here: On fourth-and-six from the Auburn 10-yard line, LSU quarterback Danny Etling hooked up with Travin Dural for an eight-yard gain as the clock began to tick down. LSU was then called for an illegal forward shift, and officials called for the down to be re-played.
That meant that LSU would have to try to get a play off with just one second left on the clock. The Tigers snapped it and appeared to score a game-winning touchdown. But officials reviewed the score and determined that the Tigers did not, in fact, snap the ball before the clock hit zero.
There was an explanation given for the lack of a 10-second run-off on the illegal shift, which would have ended the game.
Lots to talk about in Auburn. No ten second runoff as the illegal shift does not shut down the snap. Live ball foul so no runoff.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 25, 2016
Les Miles and LSU moved to 2–2, as did Gus Malzahn and Auburn.