WATCH: Tennessee defender ejected for questionable targeting call
Emmanuel Moseley was ejected from the Kentucky game for targeting.
In what looked like a clean hit, the sophomore defensive back hit Kentucky receiver Garrett Johnson and jarred the ball loose. Analysts Brent Musberger and Jesse Palmer both said they thought the play looked legal.
This was not a targeting call ? good hit tho ?? pic.twitter.com/pxv7yVMSnL
— 〰TheRealKING™ 〽️ (@DariusKing22) November 1, 2015
Moseley led with his shoulder and Johnson did not appear to be defenseless as he turned upfield after the catch. Per NCAA rules, Moseley will be suspended for the first half against South Carolina. He was splitting time with fellow sophomore Justin Martin, who started the Kentucky game.
After the play, Tennessee coach Butch Jones could be seen emphatically arguing with officials on the sideline.