Report: Reversed targeting call no longer carries 15-yard penalty
Starting this season, teams will not be penalized 15 yards when game officials overturn a targeting penalty, reports ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy.
According to the report, the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted on the proposal on Thursday.
Last season, under new rules aimed at player safety, a flag thrown for targeting received an automatic replay. Yet even in the case of a reversal, the 15-yard penalty stood.
This year, if a targeting penalty is reversed after review, the team will not automatically be penalized 15 yards. When the penalty is upheld, the offending team still will be penalized 15 yards. Just like last season, violations occurring in the first half will result in a player being ejected for the rest of the game. Second half violations result in ejection for the rest of the game and the first half of the team's next game.