Vanderbilt cornerback BJ Anderson ejected for targeting vs. Florida

Aria Gerson
Nashville Tennessean

Vanderbilt football cornerback BJ Anderson was ejected for targeting early in the first half of Vanderbilt's game against Florida (6-4, 3-4 SEC) for leading with the crown of his helmet.

Because Anderson's ejection occurred in the first half, he will have to sit out the rest of the game but will be allowed to return next week against Tennessee.

The play in which Anderson was ejected was a first-down screen pass that was originally dropped for a loss by Anderson and defensive end Darren Agu. But although Agu's tackle was clean, Anderson's was deemed not to be after review. On the prior play, Anderson missed a tackle on 3rd-and-25 that could have ended the drive.

After the 15-yard penalty on Anderson, the drive continued and resulted in a Gators field goal to take a 3-0 lead over the Commodores (4-6, 1-5).

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