Dirty late hit sparks uproar in college football
A college football player has drawn widespread criticism for a late hit on a quarterback who was already down.
Toledo defensive end Terrance Taylor was ejected following a nasty tackle on Northern Illinois’ Ross Bowers.
Having kept the ball and rushed to the left, Bowers tripped over and even ended up facing his team’s end zone.
That didn’t stop Taylor from steaming in, however, driving his helmet into Bowers’ in an act that was immediately flagged yet somehow only for a personal foul.
It was later upgraded to targetting following a review, with Taylor booted from the game.
While college football rules only require Taylor to miss the first half of the next match, Toledo has announced they won’t let him play any of next week’s game.
However given concerns around helmet-to-helmet hits, some feel that still isn’t far enough.
Northern Illinois would later win by three points.