Officiating in Florida’s 44-11 win over South Carolina spurs Will Muschamp’s on-air outburst
Will Muschamp loves those refs.
At halftime of the Gators 44-11 win over South Carolina, Muschamp did his regular radio interview with reporter (and former player) Brady Ackerman and yelled that his team needed to “overcome the adversity on the field.”
Click here to hear the audio and read a story on the Alligator Army blog.
In the first half, the Gators were flagged five times for 64 yards.
Two of those penalties kept alive a South Carolina scoring drive. Down 7-0 in the first quarter, the Gamecocks punted from their own 25-yard line, but Florida LB Antonio Morrican was penalized for roughing the snapper (NCAA rules state that in a punt formation, the defender has to let a full second elapse before making contact with the center). That was a 15-yard flag equivalent to a turnover, because South Carolina kept the ball.
Two plays later, the Gators added another penalty when LB Jelani Jenkins drew a personal foul call, moving the Gamecocks from third-and-seven at their own 43 to first-and-10 from Florida’s 42.
The Gators were penalized a total of seven times for 74 yards.
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