Alabama punter limps after Rose Bowl officials overlook kicker running penalty.

On Monday at the Rose Bowl, officials missed a running-into-the-kicker penalty that left Alabama's punter hobbling and should have led to a first down.

The play occurred late in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff semifinal, tied 7-7. Michigan won 27-20 in overtime to go to the national final.

Alabama punted on fourth-and-3 from its 32-yard line after failing to get a first down.

 Michigan rusher Kechaun Bennett hit James Burnip's extended kicking leg after he punted.

It might have been roughing the kicker and a 15-yard penalty. Running into the kicker was a 5-yard penalty that would have given Alabama a first down.

Nothing was flagged. Michigan took over at its 19-yard line after Burnip's 49-yard punt stood.

Burnip lay on the ground for some seconds following the collision. The fielder ultimately limped off without assistance. He returned to the game and punted on Alabama's next possession.

Early in Monday's game, yards and first downs were few. Alabama has only two first downs in four drives. The missed call hurt a struggling Crimson Tide offense.

Watch this space for further developments.