Florida Center Jon Harrison Ejected vs. Arkansas for Allegedly Pushing Referee
Florida center Jon Harrison was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Arkansas, per Brett McMurphy of ESPN.
Florida centerJon Harrison ejected for pushing a ref midway thru 3rd quarter— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 6, 2013
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, Harrison has not been automatically suspended for the first half of next week's game against LSU:
SEC says Gators C Jon Harrison NOT automatically suspended for 1st half of next game following ejection— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) October 6, 2013
Amber Stidham of SNN wasn't convinced by the ruling:
I keep watching it back, but haven't seen where Harrison pushed the ref? Hmmm.— Amber Stidham (@amberstidham) October 6, 2013
Florida came into Saturday's game ranked 35th in the nation in rushing yards per game. Part of that was due to the offensive line, which included Harrison. The Gators rushed for 246 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky last week.
As Florida looks ahead to the Tigers, they are surely hoping nothing else becomes of Harrison's ejection. They were 3-1 headed into Saturday's clash, and leading Arkansas at the time of this writing in the fourth quarter, 24-10. The last thing they need as they get set for a pivotal SEC clash is a suspension.
The emergence of dual-threat quarterback Tyler Murphy makes the offensive line play even more important for the Gators. Murphy didn't do much damage on the ground against the Razorbacks on Saturday, but he did rush for a combined 120 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky and Tennessee.
It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out. The Week 2 loss to the Miami Hurricanes was a tough game for the Gators. They are hoping they don't have to endure a tough break.
As things get more heated down the stretch in the 2013 campaign, it's important for players to keep their composure. Harrison allegedly wasn't able to do that on Saturday.
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