Already missing its three starting linebackers, Penn State just lost another.
Nittany Lions LB Brandon Smith was ejected from in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Michigan for targeting.
Smith tried to make a play on the ball while Michigan WR Grant Perry went low to retrieve it and wound up leading with his head. Jan Johnson came in for Smith.
Penn State LB Brandon Smith has been ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/WYy7jgLNn2
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 24, 2016
Even Michigan alum Desmond Howard disagreed with the call.
An AWFUL targeting call in the Penn St/Michigan game.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 24, 2016
Penn State was already missing starting LBs Nyeem Wartman-White, Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda because of injury.