Baylor receiver Corey Coleman will be suspended for an illegal hit against Kansas State cornerback Kip Daily, the Big 12 announced on Monday.
The suspension comes two days after the hit occurred during the second quarter of a Baylor victory over K-State. On the play, Coleman leaned into Daily for a block and struck him on the helmet, sending Daily to the ground and out of the game. No penalty was called, but it appeared Coleman made helmet-to-helmet contact, which is in violation of college football’s targeting rule.
In accordance with NCAA rules, the conference reviewed the play, and Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson deemed that a foul should have been called.
“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.
Following Saturday’s game, K-State coach Bill Snyder was asked for his thoughts on Coleman’s hit, which kept Daily on the sideline for the remainder of the game.
“Better left unsaid,” Snyder said. “He’s sitting next to me all day. That doesn’t help.”