Vols fans angry targeting wasn't called on hit that knocks Evan Berry out of game
Texas A&M’s Cullen Gillaspia rocked Tennessee return ace Evan Berry during a kickoff return Saturday.
Everybody can agree on that.
The play happened so fast, and CBS didn’t show many replays, that it was difficult to tell whether Gillaspia hit Berry with his helmet or his shoulder.
It appeared as though the crown of Gillaspia’s helmet hit Berry’s facemask.
Tennessee fans had no doubt.
Question: how was targeting not called on the Evan Berry hit/fumble?
— Rocky Top News (@rockytop_news) October 8, 2016
— brandon bassham (@bkbassham11) October 8, 2016
@NCAA if you want to use a film on targeting, use UT vs. TAMU Evan Berry. Your crew just blew it and a player is concussed. Great job.
— Lee Rice (@theleelee) October 8, 2016
Helmet to helmet blow not called, that's why Evan Berry fumbled, but they blind #TENNvsTAMU
— Harold Lawrence III™ (@mrtennessee865) October 8, 2016
— Brian Hatmaker (@BHattie) October 8, 2016
Helmet to helmet contact on Evan Berry. Butch Jones has every right to lay into the official. #terrible
— Grayson Byard (@DJGraysonB) October 8, 2016
— Bartley (@bartleymac) October 8, 2016
Or targeting? He has the mark from Evan Berry's face mask ON THE TOP of his helmet https://t.co/7p39WpoKvv
— Jordan Leaver (@jtleaver02) October 8, 2016
Here’s a video of the hit. Was it legal?
And Evan Berry fumbles the ensuing kickoff, after being hit by the 12th man. https://t.co/5BYFlKgL7A
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) October 8, 2016
The hit knocked Berry out of the game.