SEC issues statement on officials not calling "Delay of Game" on Florida

09/14/2014 06:34 PM

Time on the play clock appeared to expire Saturday night just before Florida snapped the ball on a fourth down overtime play that resulted in a touchdown. Today, the Southeastern conference issued the following statement.

“At the request of the University of Kentucky, consistent with SEC protocol, the conference office reviewed the fourth down play in the first overtime of the Kentucky-Florida game and has determined the officials applied the proper mechanics and guidelines that are in place to determine when a flag should be thrown for delay of game. The back judge is responsible for delay of game calls. The procedure for the back judge is for his eyes to stay on the clock when it nears zero. When the clock hits zero, he immediately looks from the clock to the ball. If the ball is moving, there is no delay of game. If the ball is stationary, a delay of game penalty is called.”


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