Jordan Fuller was doing everything he could to make a clean tackle in the second quarter of Ohio State’s game against Nebraska. Unfortunately for him, Cornhuskers tight end Kurt Rafdal went low at the last second, and Fuller ended up contacting his head/neck area.
Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/cccZ7MKgzd
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 3, 2018
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) November 3, 2018
A targeting foul was called on the field, and then after review officials upheld the call, ejecting Fuller in the process.
It’s impossible for Fuller to have avoided hitting Rafdal where he did. Initially he went low, but then so did the tight end.
Not targeting, receiver going down and makes a double clutch on the ball. Fuller also hits with shoulder, no way to change the way he hits on that play.
— CFB Focus 🏈 (@cffmwachsman) November 3, 2018
This is just one more example of a horribly conceived rule that isn’t fair to defenders.