The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the suspension of the entire officiating crew from Saturday's game between Southern and Prairie View A&M after it allowed a touchdown to stand in the fourth quarter.
"After a thorough review, the conference office concluded there was an erroneous call made," the SWAC office stated in a news release.
Southern running back Herb Edwards was credited with a 21-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter that put Southern ahead 30-24.
Replay review was not available at A.W. Mumford Stadium, but if it was it would have been clear that Edwards fumbled the ball a few yards shy of the goal line.
At minimum, Edwards should have been ruled down short of the goal line. It was unclear whether the ball stayed in bounds before it crossed the goal line, in which case it should have been ruled a touchback and Prairie View's ball.
As far as Herb Edwards is concerned, he scored two touchdowns against Prairie View A&M — no question about it — the box score says so and …
The crew was scheduled to officiate a Nov. 18 game between Jackson State and Alcorn State for its next assignment. One official has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season.