Jimbo Fisher ran onto the field during a Kayin Lee forced-fumble and recovery from Auburn football LB Eugene Asante, getting in his path, en route to what would be a scoop-and-score touchdown from the Tigers defender; but on a play that somehow didn’t result in a flag for the Texas A&M head coach.
The defensive touchdown was the only outside of garbage time for the Tigers, who were thoroughly outplayed the whole way in a Week 4 matchup that was never in danger for the Aggies.
While some could look to a certain disgraced former head coach as the reason for the futility, Auburn football was never cohesive enough offensively to look like a threat to Texas A&M’s defense at any point. From here, the defenses only get far more difficult to contend with in the SEC.
Twitter wonders why Jimbo Fisher wasn’t flagged for being on the field for Auburn football fumble recovery touchdown
Many on Twitter/X were curious how Fisher was able to get away with being blatantly caught on the field during a scoring play for Auburn football.
“Was that Jimbo Fisher that Eugene Asante ran inside of on his TD return and why wasn’t he penalized for being on the field?” Rivals’ Bryan Matthews asked.
“How is Jimbo Fisher on the field on the fumble and no penalty is called? Asante ran between him and the sideline,” college baseball Hall-of-Famer Gregg Olson prefaced before saying, “Seriously!”
The penalty certainly wouldn’t have made a difference, but nobody likes seeing calls blown so obviously.