Targeting Ejection on Baylor's KJ Morton Against Oklahoma Gets Overturned

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2013

Targeting penalties have drawn the ire of football fans, and it appeared there was going to be another controversial ejection in the Oklahoma-Baylor game.

Bears defensive back K.J. Morton laid a big hit on Sooners receiver Sterling Shepard. Morton was flagged for targeting and was initially ejected. However, the referees decided it was a clean hit, and Morton remained in the game.

It was in the middle of a tough drive for No. 6 Baylor:

Targeting ejection overturned, penalty yardage (and Dixon’s 2 personal fouls) set up OU at the 7 yard line

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Three personal fouls allowed No. 10 Oklahoma to drive down the field, but Baylor came up with a big stand at the goal line. Unfortunately, the offense allowed a safety after taking over at their own 2-yard line.

There continue to be controversial targeting penalties and ejections, and there will likely be some more this season.