Vontaze Burfict’s head shot to Antonio Brown and a subsequent penalty on Adam “Pacman” Jones earned the Steelers and a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger enough yardage to set up a game-winning field goal—one that erased what had been a stunning fourth-quarter Bengals comeback.
Southeast Missouri St. linebacker Kendall Donnerson earned an early exit from today’s game at Missouri when officials judged him guilty of targeting Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk. Donnerson made the most of his headhunting play by hitting Mauk (who stayed in the game) late.
Matthew Thomas will miss the first half of next week's game against Florida thanks to this.
The second offensive targeting ejection of the day came on a massive play for Baylor, locked into a tough fight in Morgantown. This call negated a Bears touchdown and resulted in the ejection of Baylor's Corey Coleman—but after video review, the hit was declared legal and the touchdown put back on the board.
It's also a good way to become paralyzed.
Georgia's battle in Nashville against Vanderbilt became a bit more difficult today when Bulldogs defensive end and team sack leader Ray Drew "earned" an ejection under the NCAA's new targeting rule—and even worse, it was held up under review.
This hit from South Carolina's Brison Williams initially got him kicked out for targeting, but the disqualification was reversed after review. The penalty itself, though questionable, remained.