I have to admit, I did not know this rule before the refs flagged Auburn last Saturday.
Obviously, if I didn’t know that, I didn’t know this, either.
I spent the entire time during review looking at replays to see if an Auburn player had touched the ball before it had traveled ten yards. No such luck.
One thing I did notice at the time, though, was that Kirby was on the mother with the refs. He gestured that the ball was going back before the replay official’s ruling was announced.