Bama targeting

An early story line in the National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson is the lack of targeting calls on the Crimson Tide.

Bama’s defense has been flying around the field like heat-seeking missiles with reckless abandon. Media members and fans have complained on Twitter about the no-calls towards Alabama by the referees.

A “targeting” penalty results in an ejection for the player penalized.

Alabama has a 14-7 lead at halftime.

Bama no-calls on Targeting

The first is LB Rueben Foster on Tiger QB Deshaun Watson. A penalty was called, but not for targeting.

The second big hit was on Clemson’s star receiver Mike Williams. No penalty was called.

Luckily for Clemson, Williams returned to the game.

But hey, if you wanna criticize the ref do so at your own risk. He’s got guns.

AND THEN, Bama was actually called for a penalty! A holding on an offensive lineman.