SEC: Wrong review costs Vandy in OT loss

BY foxsports • November 19, 2011

The Southeastern Conference says it incorrectly reviewed the final play of Tennessee's overtime win against Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

Eric Gordon intercepted Jordan Rodgers on the play and ran the ball 90 yards to the end zone for what ended up being the winning score in the Vols' 27-21 victory.

The officials first ruled Gordon down at the Tennessee 35 but overturned the call after the review.

SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw said in a statement that linesman blew his whistle when he thought Gordon's knee hit the ground. Shaw said that because a whistle blew, the play should not have been reviewable.

Had the play not been reviewed, Tennessee would have got the ball at the 25-yard line for its first offensive play in overtime.


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