AP Photo/Sam Craft
Texas A&M has been fined $100,000 after fans stormed the field following Saturday’s 41-38 win over Alabama, the SEC announced on Monday.
Texas A&M Football @AggieFootball
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙆𝙞𝙘𝙠. #GigEm pic.twitter.com/Rxb0V89XDz
The money from the fine will go into the SEC’s post-graduate scholarship fund.
It was money well spent, and a truly worthy occasion for a field-storming (unlike another fanbase that was criticized for storming the field after a close win as the higher-ranked and favored team). Alabama was the No. 1 team in the country, the defending national champions and came into College Station riding a 19-game win streak and a 100-game win streak against unranked opponents.
But the unranked Aggies put an end to all of that, and the postgame celebration reflected the enormity of the moment.