Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle ejected for targeting vs. Ole Miss football

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter against Mississippi football on Saturday, Oct. 10.

He hit Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore with 2:14 left in the fourth quarter after Moore caught a 46-yard pass from quarterback Matt Corral.

Since the targeting penalty occurred in the second half, Battle will miss the first half of the Alabama game against the Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 17. 

Battle had 11 tackles and one pass breakup before leaving the game. 

Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle (9) hammers Texas A&M wide receiver Kam Brown (18) during Alabama's game with Texas A&M Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Bryant-Denny Stadium. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

Alabama led 56-45 at the time Battle left the game. Alabama went on to win 63-48. 

Alabama, ranked No. 2 in the Amway Coaches Poll, improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC. Ole Miss went to 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the SEC.

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Nick Saban is the Alabama Crimson Tide football head coach. Lane Kiffin is the Ole Miss football head coach. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik