LSU was trailing Auburn 18-13 and driving in the final seconds. Danny Etling completed a fourth down pass to Travin Dural for a first down with one second remaining. The officials, however, called an illegal shift on LSU, moving the ball back 10 yards with the clock to start on the ready-for-play signal. They did not enforce a 10-second runoff.
Etling and the offensive unit scrambled and ran a play as time expired that resulted in an apparent game-winning touchdown reception by tight end D.J. Chark. The touchdown was nullified after an official review determined time had expired before the snap.
It would have been a brutal way for either team to lose, especially considering both Gus Malzahn and Les Miles entered on the hot seat.
The officials are also lucky they were able to rectify their mistake after compounding several.