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SWAC suspends officiating crew for 1 game

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago October 24, 2013 Oct 24, 2013 Thursday, October 24 2013 October 24, 2013 2:15 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has suspended an officiating crew for failing to manage the clock properly in the closing seconds of regulation during the Alabama A&M-Southern game.

The SWAC announced the one-game suspension on Thursday.

Commissioner Duer Sharp says a review "determined the officials fell short of the high standards in which SWAC contests should be officiated."

Southern won the double-overtime game 20-17.

Officials initially let the clock run out after Southern was called for intentional grounding. They restored time after realizing Southern had a timeout remaining.

Matthew Hill kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.

The game had been delayed for at least 90 minutes by lightning with 3:27 left.

Southern was leading 14-10.

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