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Targeting ejections are starting to add up once again in college football with seven players ejected with many more games still left to play Saturday.
Wisconsin and the Big Ten led the way with the Badgers having two defenders tossed in their game, while Michigan State had a key linebacker ejected. Later Saturday, Miami followed up with two safeties ejected as well, and LSU linebacker Deion Jones also was flagged for targeting and sent to the locker room.
Maryland running back Wes Brown was the lone offensive player ejected for targeting. He was tossed in the first half of Maryland's 35-17 win over South Florida.
For the fourth-ranked Spartans, linebacker Riley Bullough was thrown out with 2:49 left of the 35-21 victory over Air Force.
The 24th-ranked Badgers lost inside linebacker Leon Jacobs when he was ejected following a hit in the first quarter on Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers, whose helmet flew off on the play. The call of targeting was confirmed after an official review.
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Then cornerback Derrick Tindal was ejected late in the third quarter for targeting Troy receiver Ismail Saleem at the end of a catch. Tindall's ejection also was upheld on review with Wisconsin leading 21-3.
Miami lost safeties Deon Bush for targeting a Nebraska receiver in the fourth quarter with Jamal Carter following him for the same penalty later in the game. In No. 13 LSU's game with 18th-ranked Auburn, Jones was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter as well.
AP's John Marshall took a closer look at targeting penalties in this story:
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