Boone, NC – Appalachian State linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough must sit out the Mountaineers' game against Wofford on Saturday after getting ejected in a win against Chattanooga last weekend, a newspaper reported.
Kimbrough was flagged for a pair of unsportsman-like conduct penalties and ejected due to NCAA rules. The Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal said he will miss the Wofford game due to a Southern Conference rule which makes ejection an automatic suspension for the next game.
Both of Kimbrough's personal fouls were for "excessive celebration," the first after his 46-yard interception return for a touchdown that stood up as the game-winner against Chattanooga. The second flag came after Doug Middleton's interception with 31 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Mountaineers.
In the match-up of Top 10 teams, the Mountaineers will miss Kimbrough, who was honored as The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Defensive Player of Week 4.
Appalachian State (3-1, 1-0 SoCon) is ranked third and Wofford (2-1, 1-0) eighth.