There are few things as controversial in college football as the targeting penalty. Often the ire of many fans and sometimes the whole country, it can drastically change a game.


During Saturday’s game between the Auburn Tigers and Washington Huskies, a missed targeting called sent people into a rage. During a critical drive for the Huskies, quarterback Jake Browning was drilled near the head by Auburn’s defensive end Big Kat Bryant.

Somehow, the referees missed the clear targeting call when there was direct helmet-to-helmet contact. After replays showed the targeting by Bryant, Twitter immediately erupted over the non-call.