Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis has been ejected for targeting in Auburn’s game against Vanderbilt. Davis was ejected for leading with the crown of the helmet, much to the dismay of the crowd.
What most were looking for was helmet-to-helmet contact, but the that isn’t why Davis was ejected. He was ejected for leading with the crown of the helmet, which is an automatic disqualification regardless of where you hit the defenseless player.
“This is a hit we absolutely have to get out of football,” the announcer said. “Learn the targeting rule. We have to have that removed from the game.”
The crowd began to boo in unison upon seeing the review and not seeing obvious helmet-to-helmet contact.
Auburn is now shorthanded on both sides of the ball, with their starting quarterback not playing due to injury. They are playing an inferior Vanderbilt team, though, and were expected t be able to handle their opponent as the game progressed. Vanderbilt is playing far better than expected as is leading Auburn through the first half.