College replay officials to have more say in targeting

Replay officials will have more say about what is a targeting penalty in college football next season.

The NCAA playing rules oversight panel approved on Tuesday a proposal by the rules committee to expand instant replay officials' authority regarding targeting fouls. Replay officials now will be able to call ''egregious'' targeting penalties missed by on-field officials. They also will have more flexibility to overturn incorrect targeting calls.

Targeting results in a 15-yard penalty and the ejection of the player who commits the foul.

All targeting fouls are reviewed, but replay officials have been limited to reviewing only if there was forcible contact to the head and neck area and if the hit was made with the crown of the helmet. Now how contact occurred can be reviewed.