WATCH: Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore makes great catch; Memphis defender ejected for targeting
The Ole Miss Rebels are in action for the first time this season in Memphis, where they trail the Tigers 7-0 heading into the second quarter.
On a play late in the first quarter, WR Elijah Moore made an incredible catch, and then got lit up by Memphis DB La’Andre Thomas.
As you can see below, it was a clear targeting penalty, and Thomas’s ejection was upheld upon review:
What a catch!!! pic.twitter.com/aAOOF0NSvB
— OMRebelNation (@OMRebelNation) August 31, 2019
And here’s another angle:
First ejections of the season. Targeting is the call: Memphis DB La'Andre Thomas pic.twitter.com/4HH2IZvA87
— Belly Up Sports (@BellyUpSports) August 31, 2019
Ole Miss missed a 50-yard field goal attempt on the drive and still trail 7-0 early in the second quarter.
Moore did not seem to be injured on the play. We’ll see how the loss of Thomas affects the Memphis secondary moving forward.