A Big 12 officiating crew mis-applied a rule that led to the ejection of a Southeastern Louisiana player during its game with TCU, the conference acknowledged on Monday.
SLU’s Cqulin Hubert, a linebacker, was ejected during the fourth quarter after being assessed his second unsportsmanlike penalty of the game, which was won by TCU, 38-17.
However, the Big 12 said that Hubert’s penalty in the third quarter, which was handed out because he was participating without a helmet, should not have been considered unsportsmanlike. Therefore, he should not have been automatically ejected following his second penalty.
The league said its coordinator of football officials is taking appropriate measures with the crew involved in misapplying the rule, but didn’t say what those measures would be.