Once again, the “defenseless player” definition comes in big on a targeting call.
Arkansas was able to score an interception on Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly to start the third quarter on Saturday, but the Razorbacks got some bad news when a flag was thrown and targeting was called on defensive back De’Andre Coley.
The play in question:
The interception stood since the hit came after it, but Coley was ejected after review of the hit.
This is one of those very borderline calls that will get people up in arms over the targeting rule. Coley was just following his natural path once the interception was made, and he didn’t make contact with his helmet. However, with the Ole Miss player being deemed defenseless, the refs are going to call the high contact to the head, shoulder, or neck area as targeting.