Aggies Fined $100,000 By SEC For Storming Kyle Field After Upsetting No. 1 Alabama

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Well, was it worth it?

Texas A&M was fined $100,000 by the Southeastern Conference office Monday because thousands of its football fans stormed Kyle Field’s playing surface Saturday after the unranked Aggies knocked off No. 1 Alabama, 41-38, on a 28-yard field goal by Seth Small as time expired.

Included among the fans who rushed the field was Small’s wife, Rachel House Small.

The Aggies broke the SEC’s “access to competition area policy,” a SEC release said. The $100,000 will be deposited into the league’s post-graduate scholarship fund.

“Access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly credentialed individuals at all times for safety,” the policy states.

Texas A&M last violated the policy and was fined $50,000 in 2018 when fans stormed the field after the Aggies defeated LSU, 74-72, in seven overtimes in coach Jimbo Fisher’s first season. It was the Aggies’ first SEC win over the Tigers and snapped a seven-game losing streak to LSU, going back to the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7, 2011.

Texas A&M’s win over Alabama broke an eight-game losing streak to the Tide and marked the first time an assistant coach of Alabama coach Nick Saban had beaten Saban as a head coach. Saban was 24-0 against nine former assistants going back to 2010. Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator at LSU from 2000-04.

Should A&M break the rule again, the SEC’s rules state it can fine the Aggies up to $250,000 for a third offense.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests.

A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention.

Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.

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