On Saturday afternoon, Week 3 of the college football season rolled one with a handful of solid games. For the first time in two years, no ranked teams faced off today, but there were still a few key matchups on the docket.
NC State traveled to West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers in a non-conference contest.
During the first quarter, one Mountaineers defender made a very questionable decision. Corner Josh Norwood hit an NC State wide receiver directly in the helmet – even though the receiver failed to make the catch.
It was a textbook targeting call that the officials will call every time.
Here’s the play.
Yeah, this is gonna be targeting every time. pic.twitter.com/UN1nXXFO0u
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 14, 2019
After a brief review, Norwood was kicked out of the game. Because the penalty happened in the first quarter of the game, Norwood will not miss the first half of West Virginia’s next game.
However, he did hurt his team for the remainder of their game against the Wolfpack. His fellow defensive backs will have to step up in his absence for the duration of the game.
Despite not having Norwood on the field, West Virginia holds a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter.
Can the Mountaineers hand the Wolfpack their first loss on the season?