Brian Randolph just became the second Tennessee defensive back to be called for targeting and ejected in consecutive games.
The senior safety hit South Carolina receiver Pharoh Cooper high during a pass play that was nearly intercepted by cornerback Justin Martin. Randolph made contact with his shoulder to Cooper’s helmet, and appeared to arrive late. Randolph was immediately flagged for a late hit and targeting.
P. Orth pass incomplete for a 1ST down,TENNESSEE penalty, personal foul (B. Randolph) for a 1ST down – ESPN Video
Perry Orth pass incomplete to T.J. Holloman, broken up by Justin Martin for a 1ST down TENNESSEE Penalty, personal foul (Brian Randolph) to the Tenn 17 for a 1ST down
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley was ejected for targeting last week against Kentucky in a much more questionable call. That hit prompted Tennessee coach Butch Jones to call for a way to appeal targeting suspensions this week.
Moseley is suspended for the first half of the South Carolina game.