There are always going to be cheap shots in college football, that may never change. Sometimes we can look past them. A late shove out-of-bounds? A late hit on a player looking the other way? Eh, it happens.
But Texas wide receiver Mike Davis executed a calculated cheap shot that is completely indefensible Thursday night against Iowa State. After Texas scored to take a 24-20 lead in the third quarter on a touchdown run, with the ball a good 15 or 20 yards away, Davis lined up Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomﬁeld, who seemed to be walking off field, and dove straight for the back of Broomfield’s left leg.
Broomfield fell to the ground, Davis was penalized for a personal foul penalty. Davis was not ejected from the game. What Davis did in diving for the leg does not fall under the game’s targeting rules, but this sure seemed to be a clear case of targeting. If diving at a defenseless player’s leg like this is not targeting, what is?
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Expect the Big 12 to review this incident and act accordingly. If Davis is not suspended for any amount of time in the coming days, it might be the upset of the season.