Syracuse got by FCS power Villanova in a Friday night season-opener, but had to do so following the ejection of starting quarterback Terrel Hunt. Hunt was ejected from the football game after throwing a punch on the ground to Villanova linebacker Dillon Lucas, who had tackled the quarterback in the second quarter.
According to Section 6.1 of the NCAA rule book, a player disqualified from a game due to a flagrant personal foul will have the incident reviewed by his team’s conference to determine if any extra punishment is deemed necessary. That review is to be completed before the team’s next game on the schedule. Citing information from an ACC spokesperson, Syracuse.com reports the ACC has reviewed the play and will not hand out any extra punishment.
Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer released a statement through the Syracuse athletics department to say he and Hunt discussed the incident and are now moving forward.
“Terrel and I have talked regarding his flagrant penalty (vs. Villanova) and he fully understands the behavior is not condoned and regrets his action,” the statement read, according to Syracuse.com.
Syracuse’s next game is not until September 13, when the Orange visit Central Michigan.