Controversial non-targeting call knocks Whop Philyor out of Penn State game
Indiana WR Whop Philyor will be out for the rest of the game against Penn State, and the hit that knocked him out of the game is questionable, to say the least.
Philyor is one of the best playmakers for the Hoosiers and is part of an ultra-talented wide receiving group. He had two catches for 50 yards and a rush for 10 yards against the Nittany Lions but is out for the second half.
According to Zach Osterman with the Indy Star, Indiana head coach Tom Allen made the announcement coming out of halftime.
Tom Allen told ABC Whop Philyor is done for the day, which shouldn't be a surprise. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) November 16, 2019
Philyor was initially shaken up after taking a brutal hit. In fact, he absorbed not one but two helmet-to-helmet hits from Penn State defenders on the run.
No flag was thrown on the play, and targeting was not called or reviewed. Obviously, the targeting call has become very controversial, but this certainly appears to fit the bill.
You make the call:
NOT TARGETING. pic.twitter.com/PjELXHyJb4
— Punt John Punt (@PuntJohnPunt) November 16, 2019
Hopefully, Philyor is okay after today and does not miss any extended time. But for now, the Hoosiers will have to finish the game against Penn State without him.