Dan Mullen calls on SEC to protect quarterbacks from 'dirty plays' after Kyle Trask takes scary hit
For the most part in the first half against Auburn, Florida has dominated the game.
The game has been ugly, the two teams have combined to have five turnovers thus far, but the strangest moment came when Florida faked a punt in the second quarter. Punter Tommy Townsend attempted to pick up the first down with his legs but he never even came close.
Auburn scored a touchdown on the very next play, giving the Tigers some momentum heading into halftime.
On Florida’s next drive, starting quarterback Kyle Trask was knocked out of the game after taking a tough hit to his left knee. Emory Jones replaced Trask in the lineup before Trask returned for Florida’s final drive of the first half.
Following the wild first half, Mullen was interviewed by CBS as he walked back to the Florida locker room. Here is what Mullen had to say on the status of Trask following the QB’s injury scare.
“Yeah, he’s going to be okay,” Mullen said. “He’s going to come back, I think he has a light sprain to his MCL.”
Then the Florida coach called out the hit from Marlon Davidson that knocked Trask out of the game.
“Hopefully the league tries to keep quarterbacks safe from dirty plays,” Mullen added.
When it comes to Florida’s turnovers in the game, Mullen also added this thought:
“We can’t turn the ball over like that, each of them is an individual play. You can look at each one, there is not one that is the same. We just have to do a better job and clean that up.”
Florida leads Auburn 17-13 at halftime.