Florida and Missouri engaged in a full-scale brawl at halftime of their sport Saturday in Gainesville. Gamers on each groups had been seen throwing punches.
Successful of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask on the ultimate play of the primary half sparked the incident. The groups bought collectively as they had been making their solution to the locker room.
Three gamers had been ejected: Florida’s Antwuan Powell and Zach Carter and Missouri’s Tre Williams. Each groups — gamers and coaches — had been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Florida was main 20-7 on the time. The Gators received the sport 41-17.
This is the hit on Trask that led to the brawl. Florida gamers thought it was late, however no flag was thrown.
Gators coach Dan Mullen was accused of escalating the melee by working aggressively onto the sphere. He stated he was making an attempt to get his gamers out of the pile as a result of “now we have an enormous sport subsequent week,” referring to the Gators’ matchup with Georgia. Mullen was making an attempt to forestall suspensions by the SEC, which appear seemingly given the depth of the brawl.
He was nonetheless fired up after the fisticuffs, although. He berated an official on the sphere after which gestured to the gang to make extra noise as he headed to the locker room for intermission.
Mullen then added to the ridiculousness of the evening by sporting a Darth Vader Halloween costume to his postgame Zoom name with reporters AND addressing the brawl whereas nonetheless sporting it.
“I bought instructed they hit (Trask) late,” Mullen/Vader stated. He stated he appeared downfield after Trask launched his move. “And you already know what? I imply, our guys are going to defend their quarterback.”
Missouri coach Eliah Drinkwitz was extra subdued and extra dignified.
“It’s an unpleasant scene for faculty soccer. I’m not pleased with it,” he stated, per the St. Louis Submit Dispatch.
Missouri, in the meantime, might need to retire its turnover prop for a time: It is a boxer’s gown.
On prime of that, the Tigers took pictures from Florida’s Twitter feed.
Mizzou soccer punted on 4th and inches from their very own 45 and kicked a 30 yard FG down 27 with 11 minutes left.
Loser soccer mentality.
— Florida Soccer (@FloridaFootball) November 1, 2020