CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois’ star defensive lineman has been ejected from Saturday’s game.
Johnny Newton got to Badger QB Braedyn Locke for a sack, but it was to Newton’s demise. The officials viewed the hit as helmet-to-helmet contact and was called as targeting.
This also means that Newton is going to miss the first half of the game at Minnesota following the bye week.
Wisconsin scored a touchdown and two-point conversion on the drive of the penalty to make the score 21-18.