Sunday, December 13, 2020

Marco Wilson - Most hated man in Florida

Football is a team sport, meaning losses can’t often be blamed on one player. That didn't apply to Florida’s upset loss to the underdog LSU Tigers Saturday night.

Tied late in the fourth quarter, the Florida defense came up with a big third-down stop. Then a flag came flying on the field. The call? A personal misconduct penalty on Florida’s Marco Wilson. The Florida defender grabbed a downed LSU player’s shoe and heaved it downfield. The penalty gave LSU a first down. LSU quarterback Max Johnson drove the ball into field-goal range, allowing kicker Cade York to boot a record 57-yarder for the win. Wilson’s dumb penalty cost the Gators the game.

Marco Wilson