Mississippi State’s annual spring football game ended early on Sunday due to an illegal hit by defensive back Jonathan Abram on running back Bennie Braswell III.
The hit to the head, which falls under the NCAA’s targeting rule looked really bad:
The ball carrier clearly bobbles the option pitch and was chasing down the fumble when he was almost beheaded by a launching Abram. Spring games aren’t typically played under official NCAA rules, but you don’t need to be a referee to know this is a clear example of targeting.
According to Robby Donoho, looks like Braswell didn’t suffer a serious injury:
Coaches have called it after the Braswell injury & thankfully he’s walking and looks okay. White team wins 21-10.
— Robby Donoho (@RobbyDonoho) April 8, 2017
If this hit would’ve taken place during a regular game, it would have been a clear ejection for Abram.