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LSU defensive end Ali Gaye with violent helmet-to-helmet hit on Jordan Travis

Vincent Frank

Entering his third season with the LSU Tigers, defensive end Ali Gaye should know better. With his LSU team opening up the Brian Kelly era against the Florida State Seminoles Sunday evening, the junior headed to the showers early.

Gaye was ejected from the game for targeting after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis. Beware, this is violent highlight and could be difficult to watch.

Crown of the helmet to crown of the helmet. We’re not 100% sure what Ali Gaye was doing here. It’s a lack of discipline from the Brian Kelly-led squad after he shockingly left Notre Dame for LSU back in November of last year.

LSU is asking Gaye to step into a larger role after he recorded 4.5 sacks in his first two seasons with the Tigers. This certainly isn’t a good start for the former three-star recruit from Washington.

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College football world blasts Ali Gaye for brutal hit on Jordan Travis

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It goes without saying that those watching this game from home were not too happy about a hit that could’ve caused a serious injury. Let’s not even mention that Travis was still able to complete the pass for a touchdown despite the illegal hit.