In Week 2, Michigan State was playing Arizona State on ESPN in what was an extremely late start time (10:45 p.m.).

During the game, the Spartans had to punt and punter Jake Hartbarger got hit in a very obvious manner. There was no penalty called.

On Tuesday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio announced that Hartbarger is out for 6-8 weeks with what is a bone bruise or possibly a fracture:

Also on Tuesday, the Big Ten made a statement regarding there being no flag on the play, by keeping quiet:

It’s understandable for a conference to not want to get into specific plays and penalties being called or not. As the conference stated, penalties are often judgment calls.