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Video: SMU LB Ejected After Nasty Targeting Penalty

A general view of a University of Houston football game.

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26: A general overall view of the Houston Cougars against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Robertson Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, the SMU Mustangs took their undefeated record on the road against the Houston Cougars.

Neither team could find its footing on offense in the early going - at least not until former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele found James Proche in the endzone for the first score of the game.

On the ensuring possession for Houston, the Cougars received a little help from the SMU defense.

Linebacker Delano Robinson levied a nasty hit on a defenseless receiver. It was a textbook targeting penalty that took no time as all for the officials to flag.

After a brief review, officials confirmed Robinson targeted the receiver and was ejected from the game.

Here's video of the play.

Unfortunately for the Mustangs, this is textbook targeting that will be called every time. Robinson launches into the receiver - who has no time to defend himself.

Houston rallied after the play, with wide receiver Bryson Smith carrying the ball in for a one-yard score.

The Mustangs and Cougars are tied at 7 apiece. Can the Mustangs keep their undefeated season alive?

Stay tuned for the latest.