The targeting rule in college football has gotten completely out of hand. We have all seen plenty of terrible targeting calls that result in players being ejected from the games, but the call against No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs starting defensive lineman Ray Drew may be the worst that we have ever seen.
Drew was coming up the middle when the Vanderbilt quarterback released the ball and Drew made contact.
It was a completely clean hit with Drew’s chest hitting the shoulder of the Vanderbilt quarterback. The flag was thrown for targeting and Drew was ejected from the game. The worst part about the entire call is that the play was actually reviewed and officials determined that this was in fact the targeting rule.
If these are the kind of plays that will get players ejected moving forward, then goodbye football. You were once such a great sport.
Just check out a GIF of the play below and judge for yourself: