Published September 02, 2013
The NCAA's new penalties for targeting resulted in at least a half dozen ejections, including one that was overturned by video replay, during the first weekend of the college football season.
NCAA coordinator of officials Rogers Redding says official totals on the number of targeting penalties would not be available until Tuesday.
But with one game still left to be played Monday night, Redding says the early returns seem to indicate there was not an uptick in the number of penalties called for targeting compared to last season.
He says in 2012 there was one penalty for targeting another players head with a hit for every eight games. There were at least six called during 74 FBS games before Monday night's Florida State-Pittsburgh game.