It's time for your weekly installment of, "Was that really a targeting penalty?"
The rule that has caused a near-weekly controversy sprung up again Saturday.
The Week 7 version -- at least the first one -- comes from the Nebraska-Purdue game, where Cornhuskers cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was flagged for targeting on this play:
The call was upheld on review,...
The NCAA continues to crack down on monster hits in order to protect its players — today, the Big Ten had its first ejection of the 2013 season when Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste was removed from the game after blowing up a Purdue screen play.
You be the judge — does this hit warrant an ejection for targeting?
[Big Ten Network]
Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste was just ejected for targeting on this play. Its a big loss for the Huskers to lose their best defensive back like this.
If this is what targeting is, I don’t recognize football anymore.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste breaks up pass in endzone against Southern Miss. (Photo credit:Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star)
After the early scare in the season opener against Wyoming, the Nebraska Cornhuskers looked like totally different team against Southern Mississippi, blowing out the Golden Eagles by a score of 56-13 in Lincoln.
Last week’s game did nothing but further the skepticism...
Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans returned first-quarter interceptions for touchdowns and No. 22 Nebraska made quick work of Southern Mississippi in a 56-13 victory on Saturday night.
Taylor Martinez threw for three touchdowns and Ameer Abdullah ran for two more for the Cornhuskers (2-0), who now turn their attention to next week's home game against No. 18 UCLA.
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013