BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The Southwestern Athletic Conference today reprimanded the game officials from Saturday’s football contest between Alabama A&M and Alabama State for unintentionally granting a fifth down during the contest.
After a thorough review, the Conference office determined that Alabama State played a fifth down at the 6:34 mark in the first quarter.
“We expect our officials to perform at the highest of standards while officiating”. SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said. “We will continue to work with Harold Mitchell (SWAC Coordinator of Officials) to ensure this type of situation does not happen again”