PENALTY—[ARTICLE 3 and ARTICLE 4]—15 yards. For dead-ball fouls, 15 yards from the succeeding spot. Automatic first down for fouls by Team B if not in conflict with other rules. For fouls in the first half: Disqualification for the remainder of the game. (Rule 2-27-12) For fouls in the second half: Disqualification for the remainder of the game and the first half of the next game. If the foul occurs in the second half of the last game of the season, players with remaining eligibility shall serve the suspension during the postseason or the first game of the following season. The disqualification must be reviewed by Instant Replay (Rule 12-3-5). [S38, S24 and S47]
The problem isn’t with the rule. The problem is the refs and will remain so. USC v Washington st or Texas v OSU when Washington got knocked out after a whistle should have been blown. They can’t get those right?? No amount of paper pushing fixes it.
I honestly don't remember which one it was. But one of our dudes got tossed in the second half for targeting. That individual (assuming they still have eligibility left) will have to sit out the first half of the first game of the 2019 season per the NCAA rulebook I copied from above.
If they are a senior there is no further punishment. It's a punishment on the player not the team (at least not directly. It's obviously indirectly punishing to the team to lose a player). I suppose if the NFL wanted to they could enforce that suspension. I would be awfully surprised if they did but it wouldn't be unprecedented. Pretty sure when Tatoo-gate went down at Ohio State and those dudes were suspended for the first 4-5 or whatever games of the following season the NFL upheld that on Terelle Pryor at least.