Idaho DB Keo suspended for hit to head

Idaho defensive back Shiloh Keo was suspended for a half-game by the WAC on Wednesday for delivering a blow to the head on Boise State quarterback Mike Coughlin last week.

Commissioner Karl Benson originally suspended Keo for one game, but the decision was appealed by Idaho and reduced to a half-game by the WAC sportsmanship committee. Benson is required to review all hits to the head. After reviewing the play, he determined that a flagrant personal foul should have been called, which would have resulted in Keo's ejection.

The play happened at the beginning of the fourth quarter, when Keo hit Coughlin as the quarterback attempted to run for a first down during the 52-14 win.

Keo must sit out the first half at Utah State on Saturday.

As for Utah State, coach Gary Andersen dismissed linebacker Junior Keiaho from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday.

Keiaho had 20 tackles in eight games while battling a knee injury throughout the season. He recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, including one sack, along with three pass break-ups and one interception.