[Via USA Today] NCAA is modifying the administration of targeting calls and penalties, requiring officials to stop the game and immediately review whether players should be ejected for hits to the head or neck of defenseless players.
For a second there, the Red River Rivalry looked like WCW vs NWO: World Tour. Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker wasn’t slapped with a review for this one, but it looked like he went a bit too high on his hit of Texas QB Case McCoy (he was penalized with a 15-yard Personal Foul, however). Does this qualify as “targeting”? Should he have been penalized? Should it have at least been reviewed? Here’s a prime example of the rule in affect, just so you know what an immediate ejection looks like: