The Missouri Tigers are trailing Arkansas 27-20 at halftime of the Battle Line Rivalry game. And, not only does Arkansas get the ball to start the second half, the Tigers will be without their best player.

Star LB Nick Bolton was ejected late in the second quarter on a controversial targeting call.

As you can see below, Bolton seemed to lead with his shoulder while hitting a receiver going across the middle, only making incidental helmet-to-helmet contact:

The broadcast crew and many analysts on Twitter were stunned when Bolton was kicked out of the game.

Needless to say, Mizzou fans were irate that the call was confirmed and Bolton was ejected, on his Senior Day, no less. And, Mizzou fans had plenty of support from media members and across the college football landscape:

Arkansas fans can certainly relate. Their star DB, Jalen Catalon, will take the field in the second half after a questionable ejection for targeting during the second half against LSU a couple of weeks ago.

Can the Tigers overcome the loss of their defensive leader? We’ll find out in the second half.