James Skalski will have to watch the rest of the Sugar Bowl from the sidelines.
Because of a huge, punishing hit on Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields, Clemson Tigers linebacker James Skalski will have to miss the rest of the Sugar Bowl, as he has been ejected for targeting.
Even though it was not a helmet-to-helmet hit, the officials deemed this hit was targeting from Skalski because he went in and used his head as a spear to deliver the crushing blow. Fields laid on the ground for quite a while after taking that big hit. He would walk to the medical tent a few minutes after he laid on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome turf on Friday night.
Oh man, Justin Fields took this shot right on the ribs. Brutal. pic.twitter.com/4KJ9WQmVqx
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) January 2, 2021