The jarring hit by Texas Longhorns safety DeShon Elliott on Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. was one of the game-changing plays in the season opener, but it also knocked the Fighting Irish wide receiver out of the game and caused a concussion.
For that, Elliott apologized to Hunter Jr.
"I tried to strike in the strike zone; I didn’t know I was that high up until after the game when I saw the video," Elliott said on Tuesday. "I apologized to Torii Hunter… I’m glad they did not call targeting, though."
The Texas native accepted Elliott’s apology.
"You were just trying to make a play like I was, and it's all good," Hunter Jr. told Elliott on Twitter.
Hunter Jr. is now back at practice and "confident" that he will be able to play in this weekend's game against Michigan State.
The non-call did cause some controversy for not drawing a flag after it left Hunter Jr. briefly unconscious in the end zone without the football or that crucial touchdown for the Fighting Irish.
"Play was reviewed. Replay (refs) did not feel action warranted egregious foul," said Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson.
However, the ACC did tell Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly that the play should have drawn a penalty, despite the decision of the replay crew.