Michigan State was upset by Indiana on Saturday after the Hoosiers had a second opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal and made it to win 24-21. However, MSU’s best defender in defensive tackle Malik McDowell was ejected in the fourth quarter for this seemingly innocent hit:
The play was not only flagged for targeting, but it was reviewed and somehow upheld even that’s a hit on the quarterback that is quite common. He didn’t launch himself like a spear, he didn’t make helmet-to-helmet contact and it wasn’t roughing the passer since the QB had just released the ball. As of now, McDowell will be suspended for the first half of the game against BYU next week.