Tennessee Vols head coach Josh Heupel sounded extremely frustrated with officials after UT’s 52-24 loss to Alabama on Saturday night.

Specifically, Heupel sounded frustrated with a play in the fourth quarter where Alabama quarterback Bryce Young scrambled into the end zone for a touchdown.

Young fumbled before the ball broke the plane. A Tennessee defender ended up with the ball after there wasn’t a clear recovery.

At first, it didn’t appear that the officials were going to review the play. Alabama was lined up for the extra point before play was finally stopped for a review.

After the review, the officials said the touchdown was confirmed. According to the officials, Young fumbled the ball and then recovered his own fumble.

It’s unclear how they came to this determination, considering there are no views of Young with the ball after the fumble.

Heupel expressed frustration with the call during his post-game press conference — specifically because a UT player left the pile with the football.

I can definitely understand his frustration. There was a clear fumble, without a clear recovery by an Alabama player. A Tennessee player had the ball in the end-zone, yet the officials gave the touchdown to Alabama.

The call probably wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the game — the Vols ran out of gas in the fourth quarter.

But it certainly appeared to be the second major gaffe in two weeks by officials that robbed Tennessee of a key turnover.

Welcome to the SEC, Josh Heupel. It’s the best conference in college football, with maybe the worst officiating in the country.

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