Baylor receiver Corey Coleman will be suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game with Iowa State after leveling Kansas State cornerback Kip Daily with an illegal hit, the Big 12 announced on Monday.
The hit occurred during the second quarter of the Bears’ 35-25 win over the Wildcats. On the play, Coleman smashed Daily to the ground with a violent block. Daily stayed on the ground for a while and then came out of the game. There was no penalty on the play, but it looked like Coleman’s helmet hit Daily’s helmet, which is a violation of the new targeting rule in college football.
The Big 12 reviewed the play and and the league’s coordinator of officials, Walt Anderson, deemed that a flag should have been thrown.
“As a result of our review and conclusion that targeting should have been called, Mr. Coleman will be suspended for the first half of Baylor’s next game against Iowa State under Rule 9.1.4 of the NCAA rules book,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement.