COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Southeastern Conference find Texas A&M University $100,000 after fans stormed the field following their thrilling 41-38 upset win over Alabama on Saturday.
It's not surprising the fans stormed the field. It's basically been a college tradition in football and basketball to storm the field or court when pulling off a major upset at home.
This is the school's second offense after they stormed the field following a win over LSU in 2018.
The SEC updated its rule on field-storming in 2015. Schools are docked $50,000 for the first offense, $100,000 for a second offense and $250,000 for every other instance after that.
While $100,000 is hefty, it's worth noting that amounts to less than a dollar per fan that was in attendance.
Attendance at Kyle Field on Saturday was nearly 107,000 people. It was the second largest crowd Kyle Field has ever seen.
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The Aggies got off to a fast start against Alabama, taking a 24-10 lead into the half.
But, Alabama stormed back and took their first lead of the game with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter 38-31.
The Aggies tied the game up with 3:30 left and then got the ball back to set up a game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired.
Sophomore quarterback Zach Calzada threw three touchdowns in the game for Texas A&M. Their defense also forced two Alabama turnovers and sacked Bama quarterback Bryce Young four times.
It's the second time A&M has committed a major upset of Alabama. In 2012, eventual Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and the No. 15 Aggies defeated No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa 29-24.
Other SEC teams have been fined this year for fans storming the field as well including a $100,000 second offense fine for Arkansas after they beat Texas and a $250,000 third offense fine for Kentucky after they defeated Florida.
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