Oregon Ducks DB Terrance Mitchell shocked he was ejected for targeting

Jan 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas State Wildcats receiver Chris Harper (3) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Terrance Mitchell (27) in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas State Wildcats receiver Chris Harper (3) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Terrance Mitchell (27) in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks defensive back Terrance Mitchell was one of the players ejected on Saturday under the new rules regarding targeting. Mitchell was flagged for a big hit he delivered on Nicholls State quarterback Beaux Hebert as Hebert was attempting to slide near the sideline.

Mitchell, speaking for the first time about the ejection, said he felt the penalty was unwarranted:

I really don’t think [I targeted him] but the referee was entitled to his own opinion, he had to do what he had to do. It was kind of shocking, man … I haven’t been kicked out of the game since high school basketball, got T’d up.

 

I was really committed on the play, I didn’t want him to get the first down… I see him like he was going to try and get it and he knew he couldn’t and he slid kind of late. To be honest I want to just stay aggressive (OregonLive.com).

Because the ejection occurred during the first half, Mitchell will be allowed to play against the University of Virginia this upcoming Saturday.

What do you think about Mitchell’s hit, Fansiders? Fair or fowl foul?

 

[Source: OregonLive.com]

Topics: Oregon Ducks, Targeting, Terrance Mitchell

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