NCAA committee proposes new video reviews of targeting fouls

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The NCAA football rules committee has voted to give video replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls and call targeting penalties when they are missed on the field.

The rules committee completed four days of meetings in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday and announced several proposals that could be implemented next season if approved by the playing rules oversight panel on March 8.

The targeting penalty was adopted in 2013 as a way to reduce helmet-to-helmet hits and potential head and neck injuries. The penalty for targeting is 15 yards, plus ejection of the player who committed the foul. All targeting fouls are reviewed and can be overturned, but replay officials have been limited to reviewing only if there was forcible contact to the head.