Derek Mason, Dan Mullen have verbal altercation during Vanderbilt-Florida

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Since the teams came off the sidelines they were assessed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. If there's anything positive from this, we know that one Florida defender has the ability to go into the WWE.

"I talked to Dan at the end of that ballgame, and that was just a matter of players down, and their player on the sideline had said something directed at me, and I said something back, and Dan gets mad - that's how it started", Mason told reporters. "Obviously at the end of the day, we're just trying to play the game the right way, keep the game safe, and make sure when everybody walks out of there, it's the referee's job to referee the game and not ours". He respects the process.

"Mistakes happen in football", Scarlett said.

The Gators are coming off a 27-19 home victory over LSU - their first win against a top-five team since 2015 - that gave them back-to-back triumphs over ranked opponents for the first time since 2008.




Scarlett ended the game with 125 all-purpose yards to complement Lamical Perine's 214 total yards from scrimmage, making them the first Florida runners to eclipse 100 yards this season. Jamauri Wakefield also ran for a TD. Franks threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns.

The penalty cost the Gators their leading tackler; Vosean Joseph was ejected for his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the first half. His second, an 11-yarder to Freddie Swain, padded the lead midway through the fourth quarter to seal the comeback.

Vanderbilt, meanwhile, did little on offense after losing running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the second quarter.

No one would have believed that the Florida Gators and Vanderbilt Commodores would turn into a heated matchup, but it did in more than one way. Vaughn rushed six times for 56 yards, and caught a 75-yard touchdown pass that put the Commodores up, 21-3, with 13:59 left in the second quarter.

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