September 3, 2013 in Sports

At least 6 targeting ejections in NCAA opening weekend

 

The NCAA’s new penalties for targeting resulted in at least a half-dozen ejections, including one overturned by video replay, in the first 74 FBS games on the opening weekend of the college football season. NCAA coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said official totals on the number of targeting penalties would not be available until today. But with one game to be played Monday night, Redding said the early returns seem to indicate there was not an uptick in the number of penalties called for targeting compared to last season. He said in 2012 there was one penalty for targeting another players head with a hit for every eight games. – AP

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