Houston defensive end Phillip Hunt flattens Tulane quarterback Joe Kemp after a whistle blows the play dead for delay of game during the Cougars' victory Saturday night in Houston. Unfortunately, Kemp suffered a broken collarbone in two places.
Hunt, who has since issued an apology, was called for unnecessary roughness but not ejected. Conference USA ruled Monday that Hunt won't be suspended, a ruling that Green Wave coach Bob Toledo said was wrong.
Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson has asked the Conference USA office to review the play, not only for Hunt's actions but also for how the officials handled it.
"It was the job of the officials to protect a defenseless player," Dickson said. "We saw a flag and everyone stop except one player and the official [back judge Ivan Daniels] did not move to protect the quarterback."
Houston was called for 143 yards in penalties in the 42-14 victory.