SEC issues explanation for Mizzou LB Nick Bolton's ejection on controversial targeting play
Star Mizzou LB Nick Bolton was ejected just before halftime of Saturday’s game against Arkansas, ending his Senior Day game early.
Mizzou fans were irate, as they felt Bolton led with his shoulder on the big hit across the middle of the field.
However, don’t expect the SEC to change its mind about the call. The league issued a confirmation, stating that Bolton was ejected for violating Rule 9-1-4:
On the Nick Bolton targeting penalty, the SEC confirms that the hit violated NCAA Rule 9-1-4: Targeting and Making Forcible Contact to Head or Neck Area of a Defenseless Player pic.twitter.com/md7MoLgRwK
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) December 5, 2020
Obviously, Mizzou fans probably won’t agree with that explanation, but Bolton is out for the remainder of the game, regardless.
Arkansas holds a 40-33 lead midway through the fourth quarter. It could be a wild finish in CoMo!