Report: Reversed targeting call no longer carries 15-yard penalty

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Thursday March 6th, 2014

A targeting call will continue to carry an automatic ejection after a review. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) A targeting call will continue to carry an automatic ejection for players after a review. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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.

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This year, if a targeting penalty is reversed after review, the team will not automatically be penalized 15 yards.

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