Anything that could go wrong in the first half of Auburn’s game against Jacksonville State has gone wrong and it just got worse.
Auburn was already down at home to the FCS team 10-6 in the second quarter when senior defensive back Blake Countess was ejected for a targeting penalty.
It was a close call as the Jacksonville State quarterback was sliding to give himself up and Countess had already committed himself to the play. By the letter of the law it appears to be the right call, but common sense says this an awful interpretation of the rule.
Auburn loses Countess from a secondary that is already without Tray Matthews (shoulder) and Josh Holsey, who was injured in the first quarter.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 12, 2015
Malzahn on targeting on Blake Countess: "They reviewed it upstairs. It was a bang-bang play." #MGMAuburn
— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) September 12, 2015