Watch: Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally trucks a referee

Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

On an early second-quarter run against North Carolina, Syracuse running back Moe Neal picked up a big gain, running through a would-be tackler in the process.

Well, sort of.

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Neal, while looking for UNC defenders, accidentally trucked one of the officials en route to a 24-yard gain.

Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (via ACC)
Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (via ACC)

Ouch.

Here’s a second look:

Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (via ACC)
Syracuse RB Moe Neal accidentally ran over a ref against North Carolina. (via ACC)

Fortunately, the umpire was able to quickly get to his feet and resume his duties. And that drive ended in a field goal for the Orange.

Syracuse went on to win 40-37 in double-overtime to improve to 5-2 (2-2 ACC) on the year. Neal led the Orange with 66 rushing yards on just eight carries.

UNC dropped to 1-5 (1-3 ACC) with the loss.

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