Football player ejected after brutal targeting penalty

This one is hard to watch, so reader: be warned.

In Wednesday night’s game between Northern Illinois and Toledo, Rockets defensive end Terrance Taylor put a late hit on Huskers quarterback Ross Bowers, and it’s one of the most egregious instances of targeting you’ll ever see.

Bowers slipped and went down, then popped back up on his knees, and Taylor came in and made a helmet-to-helmet hit from behind that’s painful even just to watch. Somehow, it was initially called a regular personal foul on the field.

Here’s a closer look:

Ross Bowers-Terrance Taylor

After review, the call was obviously changed to targeting, and Taylor was ejected. He’ll also miss the first half of Toledo’s next game against Buffalo.

It’s unclear if Bowers went through concussion protocol after taking this hit, but it undoubtedly looks like he should have. It remains to be seen if further punishment could come for Taylor.

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