Ohio State's Jordan Fuller admits he 'definitely thought' he was going to be ejected for targeting against Michigan
Ohio State throttled Michigan on Saturday. The Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines 56-27 and for the eighth consecutive time, the scarlet and gray beat the maize and blue.
During the game, Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller — who has been ejected from a game already this season against Nebraska — flirted with the possibility of being ejected again.
Here’s the play (via Eleven Warriors) that nearly sent Fuller off the field for good against Michigan:
Originally, Fuller was flagged for targeting. The play was reviewed, however, and the call got overturned. Fuller wasn’t called for targeting. He got to stay in the game and won’t have to miss the first half of the Big Ten Championship this coming Saturday.
Here’s Fuller on Monday, talking about the play during the Big Ten Championship Game players’ teleconference:
“I had been ejected before, so I was kind of leaning toward like ‘Dang, I’m gonna be ejected and I’m gonna miss the next week’s game.’ But thankfully, they reviewed it and they came to the conclusion that I wasn’t targeting,” Fuller said. “So I’m very thankful for that, but I definitely thought I was going to be thrown out, just after last year, me being thrown out of the game.
“It was kind of one of those things like last year against Nebraska, I felt like there was nothing I could have done differently, and I felt the same way this past Saturday, so it was really just in the ref’s hands, and I’m just happy that they went the opposite way.”
Fuller’s Buckeyes take on Wisconsin in what will be a rematch at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship. The game will be televised on FOX.