When the NCAA announced this summer that it would implement stricter rules regarding the targeting of defenseless players by opponents, some speculated that actually enforcing the new restrictions could lead to ambiguity and controversy.
But there was nothing ambiguous about the hit that got Indiana State's Carlos Aviles ejected against Indiana.
Aviles was tossed in the second half on Thursday night for landing a punishing hit on Hoosiers punt returner Shane Wynn. The new rule is meant to prohibit players from leading with the crown of the helmet or hitting a defenseless player above the shoulder.
As a result of his ejection, Aviles will also sit out the first half of Indiana State's next game against Purdue.
Indiana ended up walloping Indiana State, 73-35.
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