Florida junior wideout Brandon Powell was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Gators’ game against Tennessee on Saturday for throwing a punch at Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden after a play, but replays caused the call to come into question.
Video from an overhead camera showed Powell simply brushing the facemask of Gaulden after a standoff near midfield, which wouldn’t be grounds for an ejection. But Gaulden jumped into the air and swirled around, causing a referee to throw a flag and deem that a punch was thrown.
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Tennessee would go on to get the ball from Florida, and score to take a 38–21 lead.