Chris Thompson’s senior day could have gone much better. His last home game ended early because of a targeting penalty.
The Florida senior was ejected in the second quarter for targeting on this hit. Thompson dips his head and makes helmet-to-helmet contact with the South Carolina punt returner. That is textbook targeting, even if it was a good hit.
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 12, 2016
Thompson is another loss for the Gators, who have already seen two offensive lineman exit the game with injuries. The Gators are also without quarterback Luke Del Rio as well as several other defensive starters.
Despite the ejection and injuries, the Gators have a 14-0 lead over South Carolina. The coach that recruited Thompson to Florida, Will Muschamp is coaching South Carolina. You can follow along with our SEC Country live blog.