Georgia entered Saturday’s contest against Texas A&M squarely on the bubble after a gutting overtime loss in Gainesville a week prior. They left College Station with a controversial loss after squandering a nine point lead with less than two minutes to play. If you have yet to see the video, please look below. The clock arbitrarily stopped with 5.6 seconds remaining, but the NCAA rules state that time continues to run.
“In this instance, please understand there is no way for me to appease all parties. I realize our fans and, most importantly, our players are frustrated. But out of respect to the SEC, I hope to address the closure of the game at Texas A&M.
“The SEC acknowledged a timing system malfunction and the mistake of not recognizing it. We fully understand NCAA rules were appropriately administered after the mistake occurred. It was unfortunate that when J.J. Frazier looked at the game clock, he saw time that evidently did not exist. It was unfortunate that our players were not able to determine the ultimate outcome of the game and play until the clock hit zero.
“The ultimate goal is fairness, which I believe everyone is striving to achieve.
“Any further questions regarding the game should be directed to the SEC.”