Arkansas football: 3 takeaways from hard-fought battle vs Alabama

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No 3. The SEC officiating crew exhibited extreme bias against the Arkansas football team

For Arkansas fans, this was a very frustrating game to watch. The officiating crew seemed to make several erroneous calls during the game.

At around the 3:50 mark late in the second quarter, Jefferson launched a huge 40-yard pass to Warren Thompson that got over the goal line.

However, despite the broadcasting crew and rules expert affirming the touchdown play, the on-field officiating crew overturned the call and said Thompson was down at the 1-yard line.

On the very next play, from the one-yard line, running back Dominique Johnson powered the ball fairly easily into the end zone.

The SEC crew did not declare a touchdown on the play, instead going to the replay to overturn the call to a touchdown.

The officiating was so poor that Wright’s BBQ in northwest Arkansas declared that all SEC officials are banned from their restaurant until further notice.

The Hogs burned Bama on this wild trick play. dark. Next

The Hogs will next play Missouri Nov. 26 at 2:30 PM CT on CBS in the final regular season game of 2021.