VIDEO: Ohio State DB Shaun Wade Ejected After Questionable Targeting Call on Trevor Lawrence Hit

Ohio State DB Shaun Wade ejected for targeting on Trevor Lawrence
Ohio State DB Shaun Wade ejected for targeting on Trevor Lawrence

Ohio State fans aren't going to like this one. After forcing a fourth down in what had been an utter domination of Clemson, Buckeyes DB Shaun Wade was called for targeting on a hit of QB Trevor Lawrence. While the Clemson QB bounced right back up, Wade did lead with his helmet, leading to the official decision to eject him from the game.

Wade is electric in the Ohio State secondary, and leaves the Buckeyes vulnerable to a dangerous Clemson passing attack.

College football's targeting rule as a whole needs some revision, as there's far too much onus put on the officiating. It's impossible to measure intent, and while Wade did lead with the crown of his helmet, to suggest he did so with the goal of injuring Lawrence or making a dangerous play is questionable at best.