Ohio State CB Denzel Ward was ejected Saturday after referees issued a targeting call for this hit on Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs:
The hit that got Denzel Ward ejected: pic.twitter.com/tucXTT6CKd
— Ryan Connors (@RyanConnors_) October 7, 2017
Fans exploded on Twitter after the call. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer wasn’t happy about it either.
“It was an error,” he said. “We’re going to reward Denzel Ward today at practice for a caused fumble and he should not have been ejected. It was a mistake.”
Meyer sent the call back to Big Ten officiating, and who confirmed that the call was incorrect.
“What you do is you turn it in each week, I have a guy on our staff call the Big Ten officiating, and the report back was that on the field it was a snap judgment.”
Meyer made it clear that even in the moment, he was not happy that he lost Ward to a call that was in error.
“Concerned, irate, all of the above,” Meyer said. “Yeah, it’s not the person on the field. Those are snap judgment. I still to this day don’t understand how that happens, but that’s for the higher-ups to figure out.”
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