Quirky Kayshon Boutte fumble leads to Jontre Kirklin TD for LSU football vs. Alabama
The first play of the second quarter initially looked like an LSU touchdown by receiver Kayshon Boutte.
It was Boutte that caught a 43-yard pass from LSU quarterback TJ Finley and entered the end zone.
But Boutte dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line, and LSU receiver Jontre Kirklin trailed the play and picked it up to carry it across into the end zone.
CBS broadcasters Gary Danielson and Brad Nessler were confused initially, but they figured out what happened after consulting with former NFL official Gene Steratore.
Kayson Boutte fumble, Jontre Kirklin touchdown
Steratore explained that Boutte "clearly fumbled," but Kirklin had "immediate recovery" so that's why it was ruled an LSU touchdown.
The Kirklin touchdown cut the Alabama lead to 21-7 with 14:53 left in the second quarter.
Alabama defeated LSU 55-17.
After Saturday, Alabama leads the all-time series 54-26-5 against LSU.
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Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.