SEC slaps Texas A&M with fine for rushing the field after downing top-ranked Alabama
The price to pay for upsetting the No. 1 team in the country.
Texas A&M pulled off the biggest upset of the year last week, beating Alabama 41-38 on Saturday. Understandably, fans stormed the field to celebrate.
But as we’ve learned, schools have to pay for that sort of thing. Monday morning, the SEC announced Texas A&M is being fined $100,000 for storming the field.
Texas A&M fined $100,000 by SEC for fans rushing field after win vs. Alabama
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 11, 2021
This isn’t the first time the SEC has fined schools for storming the field. Kentucky got hit for $250,000 because fans ran onto the field after the Wildcats beat Florida, and Arkansas got dinged for $100,000 after a 40-21 win over Texas. But it’s one of the great parts of college football: fans running onto the field after huge wins.
It’s a small price to pay for the memories.