Demani Richardson was 1 of 2 key Texas A&M defenders ejected for targeting on Saturday night against No. 13 Miami.
The Aggies were already without multiple 5-star freshmen due to suspensions, so losing even more depth hurt. Still, it was a testament to the depth of the Texas A&M defense that it was still able to hold Miami to 9 points in a 17-9 victory.
Here was the play for which Richardson was ejected. You can determine for yourself if it was targeting:
Richardson comes down firmly on the side of it not being targeting. In fact, after the game, he took to Twitter to call college football “soft” for penalizing attempted form tackling:
The good news for Texas A&M is that both ejections took place d
uring the first half, so the players will be back for next week’s matchup against Arkansas. We’ll see if the Aggies can put together another stellar defensive performance in Arlington against the rival Hogs.