BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

A breakdown of 2017 targeting penalties

By The Associated Press
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION TARGETING CALLS – 2017
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By Conference (total number of players)
Pac-12: 30
SEC: 27
American: 21
Big Ten: 20
Sun Belt: 20
Mid-American: 19
Mountain West: 13
Big 12: 12
Conference USA: 12
Atlantic Coast: 6
Independent: 1
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By Position (152 run or pass plays identified by AP research)
Safeties: 46
Defensive linemen: 43
Linebackers: 33
Cornerbacks: 20
Wide receivers: 5
Running backs: 2
Nickel back: 1
Rover: 1
Offensive lineman: 1
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Type of Play (176 calls identified by AP research)
Pass: 113
Run: 39
Punt return: 7
Punt coverage: 6
Kick coverage: 5
Kick return: 3
Extra-point try: 1
Field goal try: 1
2-point conversion try: 1
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Outcome Following Targeting Call (176 calls identified by AP research)
Offended team touchdown: 83
Offended team punt: 22
Offended team field goal: 18
Offended team turnover: 14
Offended team turn over on downs: 11
Offended team missed field goal: 11
Offending team punt: 6
Offending team touchdown: 5
Offending team turnover: 3
Offending team turnover on downs: 1
Offended team failed 2-point try: 1
Half ended: 1
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Targeting Calls By Down (does not include kickoffs, PAT kicks and 2-point tries)
First down: 59
Second down: 43
Third down: 44
Fourth down: 20
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Source: NCAA and conference statistics, AP research