Torii Hunter Jr. headed to the locker room after being crushed by Texas defensive back DeShon Elliott on a play that left nearly every viewer wondering why officials didn’t throw a targeting flag.
NCAA rules now allow replay officials to retroactively assess the targeting call, and those officials had nearly three minutes to look at the play while Hunter struggled to reach his feet. Apparently, the crew determined this to be a completely safe and legal play. Football is fucked, and maybe it should be!
Update (Sept. 5, 10:10 a.m.):