Greg Sankey releases statement on Ole Miss-Tennessee game

No. 14 Ole Miss defeated Tennessee, 31-26, Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

The game was delayed with 54 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter following Tennessee coming up one yard short on a 4th and 24 play. Debris was thrown on the field from fans.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released a statement on the incident at Neyland Stadium.

“The Conference has established expectations for behavior and sportsmanship, and the actions of fans at Saturday night’s game were unacceptable under any circumstances. We are accustomed to intense competition every week, but under no circumstances is it acceptable to endanger the contest participants and disrupt a game. We will review existing Conference policies and the Commissioner’s authority to impose penalties and communicate with the leadership at the University of Tennessee — and all of the SEC’s member universities — to make certain this situation is not repeated.”–Greg Sankey