offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson will not be suspended for what TCU fans
considered a punch to the head of TCU defensive lineman Stansly Maponga in last
The Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson reviewed Thompson “pushing” Maponga’s “head to the ground.” His review of the play supports the foul penalty assessed by game officials, an email from the league said. The Big 12 will take no further action.
Thompson was assessed a 15-yard personal foul on the play in the second quarter of OU’s 24-17 win. Replays appeared to show him on top of Maponga and striking him a couple times with his right arm.
-- Stefan Stevenson