Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson didn’t know he was getting flagged for a targeting penalty against Vanderbilt until he heard the crowd yelling while leaving the field after a fourth-and-4 incompletion.
“The ref was standing right next to me, he was signaling incomplete so I was jogging off the field,” Wilson said. “I saw a late flag. I thought it was a celebration penalty because everybody was jumping around. Then they told me I was ejected and all that. It was crazy.”
Wilson’s ejection was overturned by replay review on the play he broke up a pass to Jonathan Krause, but the 15-yard penalty was still marked off.
“It was frustrating,” Wilson said. “That’s why you’ve got to play all four quarters. I don’t think the game should have come down to that one play. We missed a lot of opportunities.”
Vanderbilt scored and went on to a 31-27 upset on Oct. 19
“It is what it is, we’ve got to move on and just keep preparing for Florida,” Wilson said.
If Wilson’s ejection had stood, he would have had to sit out the first half against Florida.
“I wasn’t even supposed to be there,” Wilson said. “We had a double on their best receiver, me and [Damian Swann] doubled him. I saw Sheldon [Dawson]. He needed some help so I peeled off and I didn’t really know I hit him that hard until I saw the replay. I’ve just got to bring my arms the next time and none of that would have happened.”