The Boise State football team scored a 28-14 victory over New Mexico, but Broncos sophomore defensive tackle missed the second half of the game after a mental error in the second quarter.
As New Mexico quarterback Lamar Jordan was rolling out of the pocket and attempting to throw the ball away out of bounds, Hatada came rushing at full speed and obliterated the Lobos signal-caller with a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit.
Jordan stayed on the turf until he was helped to his feet and off the field with the help of trainers.
For Hatada, the devastating blow led to an immediate ejection for targeting.
Check out the play:
OUCHHHHH. And stay to the end to see Lamar Jordan trying to walk off the field. Scary. pic.twitter.com/vInuvgGEng
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 15, 2017
It doesn’t get more blatant than that, and the referees had no choice. Often times, targeting can be a controversial call. However, Hatada’s hit on Jordan left no doubt that it was the right decision.
Now, Hatada will just have to wait to see if he receives any further discipline from Boise State or the Mountain West.