Baylor touchdown stands after reversal of targeting penalty
Baylor's Corey Coleman was ejected for targeting in Saturday's game at West Virginia for a block he laid on a Mountaineers defender to spring receiver Antwan Goodley for a 63-yard touchdown. The Bears were also hit with a 15-yard penalty.
Upon video review, the block was deemed legal. Under a rule approved this summer, both conditions of the targeting penalty -- a 15-yard penalty and an ejection of the offending player -- can be revoked. Previous guidelines stipulated only the ejection could be nullified after a review.
Coleman was allowed to remain in the game and the touchdown counted.
That’s a clean block in the Baylor-WVU game. It’s not illegal to hit someone hard.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) October 18, 2014
The Bears are 6-0 (3-0 Big 12) this season and ranked 4th in the latest AP Poll, while the Mountaineers are 4-2 (2-1 Big 12) and unranked.