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Target for Targeting

November 5, 2017

Cruikshank literally moved his head to avoid targeting and got called for it anyway.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) November 5, 2017

Officials are trying to cut down on helmet-to-helmet hits for player safety, and as a result have begun to enforce more targeting penalties.

Arizona knows that all too well.

The Wildcats have already had three players ejected this season — safety Troy Young, defensive lineman Parker Zellers and running back J.J. Taylor.

Arizona almost lost two more on Saturday — safety Dane Cruikshank and linebacker Brandon Rutt were both initially called for targeting, but upon further review, the calls were overturned.