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Iowa fans unhappy after Karson Shara tossed for targeting Gophers punt returner

The referees believed Shara used the crown of his helmet.
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The end of the first half between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers had a flashpoint when Iowa's Karson Shara was ejected for targeting.

The Gophers were returning a point with the score at 10-3 in Iowa's favor when Shara hit Gophers returner Quentin Redding with what officials deemed to be the crown of his helmet.

Following a review, this was deemed to be targeting, with the Gophers earning a 15-yard penalty.

The replay did appear to show Shara using the crown of his helmet, but it nonetheless sparked a number of complaints from Hawkeyes fans, some of whom claimed the referees had failed to punish a similar tackle on Iowa QB Deacon Hill earlier in the game.

But there were others who felt the call was a fair one.