I understand you and TECHNICALLY I guess you are correct BUT it is a stupid *** rule. It takes TWO PLAYERS to bang helmuts together and the way the rule is abused it's ALWAYS called against the defender. If I am a offensive coach/coordinator, I'm going to teach my ball carriers to always lower their head into the defender thus getting a 15 yard penalty called on them and getting one of their best players thrown out of the game.Man I hate that he got ejected but that is going to be a targeting penalty every time. He lowers his head as he makes the tackle and initiates contact with the crown of his helmet ontoerstNd the Clemson players helmet. If he had kept his head up it would have been a clean hit but lowering it like that will get the penalty 100% of the time.
In addition, one of the main reasons for that penalty is to protect from injuries like what happened to Tariq on the play.