Three SEC Defenders Already Ejected for Targeting

By DJ Byrnes on October 19, 2013 at 1:38p

This call was CONFIRMED on the field, by a referee who will probably be suspended after the game. Absolutely awful.

Florida's Cody Riggs was ejected 15 seconds into the game for this hit:

Florida Cody Riggs targeting.

Kadetrix Marcus' hit was probably the least-controversial:


Banner day for S-E-C defenses thus far.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Now theyre cheating ON the field as well as off the field!
Kick the whole conference outta here!

But for real, im glad this is happening in volume in the SEC. They must have had an officials meeting about it. So if this effects the SEC there will be media outrage about possibly having referee judgement calls impacting the national lamdscape. The first 2 hits up top here are pretty ridiculous ejections.

teddyballgame's picture

The Drew ejection was just sickening.  It was a simple shove to everyone who isn't blind...
QBs are working on their flopping skills now too

BuckeyeSouth's picture

No lie, I was in the optometrist office when I read this.  

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Somewhere Roger Goodell is smiling. :/

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Norwalk's picture

They got 2 out of 3 right. I really want to keep watching American football on Saturday mornings afternoons for years to come. The NFL players already won a huge lawsuit because of concussions. If college football doesn't take a strong stance on hitting defenseless players in the head and neck they won't stand a chance when they are inevitably drawn into a courtroom over the same issue. ... And for real, it was a dumbass move (if not a dangerous hit) by the Georgia player to "shove" the Vandy QB in the neck and head area after he had clearly let go of the football.

osu07asu10's picture

I don't think any of them warranted ejections (yes, I know the new rules). 

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USMC11917's picture

I think Roby's is the most erroneous. He hit him at or just above the numbers. He launched yes but that's what you do to dislodge the football. He may have slid into the facemask but he didn't make first contact with it.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Sorry, I have to disagree, I think your Buckeye glasses are on full tilt. Roby's ejection call was wrong, but you could actually make a case that it was the right call to make. The call on the Georgia D-lineman was pretty awful.

wojodta's picture

I wouldn't have called any of those as targeting, including Roby's. To me, it should be intent to purposely hurt a player. That's it. Who cares if you just take someone down high.

TexasBuck11's picture

If defenders are going to be ejected for targeting, shouldn't offensive players be ejected when they lower their helmets in order to get extra yards? Just go back to leather helmets. Then defenders won't launch and if they do, they probably won't play the rest of the game anyway...

scottynoshotty's picture

I think the worst is the Florida one. That is a football play. The vandy player catches the ball and HASN'T EVEN TOUCHED THE GROUND and the saftey comes over to try and knock the ball loose. That is simply playing the game, nothing else. What I am starting to ask myself is what sport is going to replace football when its gone, and seeing plays like that assure me it is on the way out. Lacrosse?

Well i like college and i like football...and im gunna keep doin em both cause they make me feel good!!!