Notre Dame fans are very upset after a Texas defender was not called for targeting on a hit on Torii Hunter Jr.
Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr., who is the son of former Major League Baseball star Torii Hunter, was injured Sunday night during the third quarter trying to make a play for his team against Texas. Hunter, who went for four catches, 37 yards and a touchdown on the night, almost had a second score.
Quarterback Deshone Kizer found Hunter in the end zone, but as Hunter caught the ball and went to the ground, he was clocked by Longhorns safety DeShon Elliott. Hunter was unable to hang onto the ball.
No targeting? pic.twitter.com/KiWWaNjKPa
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) September 5, 2016
As you can see, there was no penalty called on the play. The booth also didn’t call it in for targeting. Notre Dame fans went bananas.
That is HORRIFIC. The amount of kids we've lost to suspect targeting calls and THAT doesn't get called is a flat out joke.
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) September 5, 2016
Wait…how is THAT not targeting?
— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 5, 2016
That is Targeting… These refs are going to have some explaining to do
— Chase Hounshell (@chasehounshell) September 5, 2016
Targeting, as defined by the NCAA rule book. pic.twitter.com/ldIvoWovjC
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 5, 2016
Officials even had all that extra time during injury to look at it. How they didn't call that targeting is inexplicable
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 5, 2016
Did anyone tell the replay booth they're allowed to call targeting now? Seems like kind of a missed opportunity.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 5, 2016
No review for targeting followed by a blocked field goal. Yeah, we might be talking about that Monday.
— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) September 5, 2016
Hunter’s parents left the stands to be by his side in the locker room. It’s safe to say that the school is going to put him through concussion protocol at the very least.
What do you think? Did Elliott get away with it? Or is everyone overreacting?