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Pac-12 suspends WSU linebacker for hit to the head

Published September 11, 2012 1:58 pm

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Washington State linebacker Deone Bucannon will miss the first half of the Cougars' Friday night game at UNLV after the Pac-12 deemed a hit to the head of a defenseless opponent on Saturday against Eastern Washington.

The conference reviews on a weekly basis all targeting and unnecessary roughness hits, Commissioner Larry Scott said in a release.

Through two games, Bucannon recorded 19 tackles and an interception for the Cougars, who are 1-1.

— Bill Oram