Bronco Mendenhall to appeal Sae Tautu targeting penalty

Sep 20, 2014; Provo, UT, USA; Virginia Cavaliers wide receiver Darius Jennings (6) shakes the tackle of Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Sae Tautu (31) during the second half at Lavell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars won the game 41-33. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports USA Today Sports

As a result of a targeting penalty called against Missouri, starting linebacker Sae Tautu could miss the first half of the Fresno State game due to suspension. Bronco Mendenhall believes the call was questionable at best, and he'll appeal the penalty to get the suspension removed.

"I send in plays every week that I think are questionable and I'll send it in," Mendenhall said. "The copy of film that I see ... yeah, I'll send it in."

BYU was already thin at outside linebacker, and losing Tautu would be a major blow to the Cougar defense.

(h/t Deseret Morning News)