College Football Targeting Rule Tweaked: Reversals No Longer Carry 15-Yard Penalty

By Jason Priestas on March 6, 2014 at 2:12p
Bradley Roby was ejected for targeting in the Iowa game.

College football's targeting rule is getting tweaked, much to the delight of reasonable fans of the game.

Beginning this season, teams will no longer be penalized 15 yards when officials overturn a targeting penalty, sources told ESPN's Brent McMurphy. Which is great news, because that provision was quite possibly the dumbest rule change of the last quarter century.

Targeting calls that are upheld, like the one called against Bradley Roby in the Iowa game last season, will still carry the penalty and ejection, however.

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