West was ejected on a targeting call in the third quarter and since it was after halftime, West will miss the first half of the Tennessee game next week, which is a big loss to this defense.
He’s been a force in the secondary, and his impact was evident in this one as Kentucky’s defense really struggled when he went out.
Here’s the play:
Kentucky Safety Darius West ejected for Targeting pic.twitter.com/q7DPAtBOuf— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) November 3, 2018
Pretty cut and dry there. A bad decision by West and it will cost Kentucky as they lose one of their top defensive players and leaders going into a huge road matchup against Tennessee next week.
Luckily, Kentucky has some depth at the position, but West brings a lot to the table and it hurts to lose him in a big game next week.
And here’s the incident in question with Stallings:
Bunchy Stallings ejected for making contact with an official. pic.twitter.com/VpGltQxKTh— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 3, 2018
That call is questionable at best, and Stallings is a major player for Kentucky.
For some fans, it brought back memories of the Benny Snell bowl game ejection from last year.
Ahh, SEC officiating...
Anyhow, the suspension will not lead to Stallings missing any time next week against the Tennessee Volunteers.