It's understandable for players to be upset after an emotional loss in a prime-time game. This was the case for Auburn players after losing to No. 2 LSU on Saturday evening.
But several Tigers players had more to say about the game than just their play. Following the game, defensive linemen Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson voiced their frustration with the officials. They felt there should've been several holding calls against LSU which weren't called.
"If you turn on the tape and you watch it, you’ll see a lot of bad calls by the referees and stuff that should’ve been called," Davidson said, per the Montgomery Advertiser.
Brown echoed several of the same thoughts as his defensive lineman teammate. But he also admitted there's nothing they can do about it now.
"I do feel like I was held a lot tonight, and it didn’t really get called at all,” Brown added. “But, you know, at the end of the day the officials do their job and I can’t sit here and fuss and complain about it because they’re the ones who made the call."
Questionable officiating can be one of the more frustrating things players have to deal with it. But for Auburn, the only thing the players can do is move on.
Auburn still has remaining games against Georgia and Alabama. The Tigers will have two more shots to take down some of the SEC's best.