Missouri fell just short in Saturday’s 40-34 loss to Kentucky, but not without a controversial incident slowing down the Tigers’ last-ditch comeback effort.
With 30 seconds remaining, Missouri snapped the ball and quarterback Drew Lock completed a short pass to J’Mon Moore, who went down inbounds with about 22 seconds left.
As Missouri attempted to run its no huddle offense, one of the game officials took longer than the team would have hoped for, which ran the clock down to three seconds before Lock spiked the ball.
Lock threw an incompletion on the ensuing play as time expired.
Many viewers, even those not affiliated with Missouri, were baffled at how the officials could make such a mistake with so little time left on the clock.
Former Auburn coach and current SEC Network analyst Gene Chizik responded to the incident after the game by saying, “This is very frustrating. Because that’s a 5-second loss. And there’s nothing you can do about it.”
With the loss, Missouri falls to 1-4 on the season, while Kentucky is now 5-1. A win in their next game at Mississippi State would make them bowl eligible for the second consecutive year.
[H/T SEC Country]