SEC says Georgia got raw deal on celebration call

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ATLANTA (AP)—The Southeastern Conference says Georgia should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after its go-ahead touchdown against No. 4 LSU.

Rogers Redding, the SEC’s coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official had showed receiver A.J. Green didn’t do anything improper after making a brilliant catch on a 16-yard touchdown.

The score game Georgia a 13-12 lead with 1:09 remaining, but the Bulldogs had to kick off from their own 15 after the 15-yard penalty. The Tigers returned it to the Georgia 43; two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard touchdown run that gave LSU a 20-13 victory.

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