Texas A&M wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones was ejected for targeting in the second quarter Saturday against Mississippi State.
Seals-Jones was trying to block for fellow wideout Josh Reynolds, who had just collected a pass on a crossing route. Seals-Jones leveled Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant with a monster block, but the officials deemed it targeting of a defenseless player and the ruling was upheld by a replay review.
The Aggies, who were winning 17-10 at the time of the ejection, were already without another top wideout, Speedy Noil, against the Bulldogs. Seals-Jones caught his first touchdown pass of the season earlier in the game.
SEC Network announcer Brent Musberger said shortly after the ejection that SEC head of officials Steve Shaw confirmed it was the correct ruling.
Seals-Jones, who was feted by Aggies fans as he went to the locker room, tweeted, ‘LOVE the 12th man!” during the second half.
Aggies WR Ricky Seals-Jones ejected for targeting on this hit, and his reaction pic.twitter.com/nDmWR0Wdmp
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) October 4, 2015
LOVE the 12th Man !
— SweetJonesJr (@RickySealsJones) October 4, 2015