WATCH: Florida gets away with multiple punches against LSU, one with official nearby watching
Typically when a college football player lands a punch against an opponent, not only is that player flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, he’s ejected from the contest. That doesn’t appear to be the case from Gainesville on Saturday.
On two separate occasions, a Florida player landed a punch against an LSU player. You would think that would lead to two ejections but you’d be wrong. The results of those plays were one 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty and no ejections.
Here is a video of the first punch, something that even CBS analyst Gary Danielson caught after a first-quarter play. LSU fullback Tory Carter was hit by Florida defensive lineman Luke Ancrum right in the facemask.
They're typical Florida trash. Scumbag teams do scumbag things pic.twitter.com/BfDfiNwZpY
— (#5) Barstool LSU (@LSUBarstool) October 6, 2018
There’s a chance the refs just missed that one, as there wasn’t even a flag thrown, but the second play is a bit more egregious.
Check out this punch Florida receiver Kadarius Toney lands on LSU defensive back Greedy Williams. In the video below, you can see an official standing just yards away watching the action. Toney was flagged for this one, as expected, but he was not tossed from the game.
TWO officials threw a flag but the Florida player throwing a punch isn’t ejected. https://t.co/WUsVnSbZGV
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) October 6, 2018
What do you think of these calls?