SWAC suspends officiating crew for 1 game
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.