Texas A&M has kicked off its primetime all-important matchup with the 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, and the Aggies lead the Hurricanes 10-3 at halftime after what has been a defensive battle so far, with running back LJ Johnson busting through the goal line to score the only touchdown of the game as it stands.
Sadly, controversy has already reared its ugly head for the Aggies after two targeting calls have expelled starting strong safety Demani Richardson and starting cornerback Brian George.
Both calls, from my perspective at least, were questionable after review, although Brian George lowered the crown of his helmet in a much clearer view, while Demani’s hit heard around the world was more of a question mark from a targeting sense.
As this close game unfolds, here are the top reactions to Demani Richardson and Brian George’s suspensions due to targeting:
Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwernemann
The Eagle’s Travis L. Brown
Texas Football Life showing the hit that sparked the suspension for Demani Richardson
247Sports’s Brian Perroni surprised by the call
TExAgs isn’t wrong
Cole Thompson’s reaction, and who will replace Demani Richardson for the rest of the contest
Bob Sturm 1310 The Ticket/The Athletic
Travis L. Brown’s reaction to Brian George’s ill timed suspension
Manny Navarro stating the importance of Brian George’s suspension
TexAgs is all of us
Story originally appeared on Aggies Wire