During Saturday’s UCF versus Michigan game, Knights linebacker Demeitre Brim was ejected following a controversial targeting penalty.
Here’s the hit in question that ended up sending Brim to the locker room.
The targeting rule in college football has been a source of contention in the past. UCF fans won’t agree with this call, yet renowned former NFL referee Mike Pereira offered this as an explanation for why it was the correct call.
In Michigan, it is targeting. The receiver is considered defenseless and it is shoulder to the facemask or neck. They were right to confirm.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 10, 2016
It sure looks like Brim led with his shoulder, but it’s just as clear he did hit receiver Eddie McDoom in the facemask.
You may not agree with the rule, but by rule it was a targeting call.
It’s a tough blow to a UCF defense that was already overwhelmed by Michigan’s offense in a 34-7 blowout.