Mississippi State got to 4-7 on Thursday with a 28-26 win over Tulsa in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to discuss what happened after the game.
A massive brawl broke out, with players from both teams throwing punches, kicking and throwing each other to the ground. For some, it was probably far and away the most exciting part of the game.
A massive brawl broke out at the end of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl between Tulsa and Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/zfaq912SWU
— ESPN (@espn) December 31, 2020
That’s one way to give fans their money’s worth, I suppose.
The build up was movie-like, and things quickly got out of hand. Mississippi State wide receiver Malik Heath was even seen kicking a Tulsa player while he was down and then running away.
Anyone who watched this game had to have seen something like this coming, though. The teams were going at it even before the game officially kicked off. From start to finish, it was chippy, and things finally hit a boiling point.
What made things even more interesting were the comments from Bulldogs coach Mike Leach following the brawl. It was typical Mike Leach. Some will love it, but others won’t be happy about him downplaying a serious situation.
'Well, I mean this is a football game. So we're not going to be tearing cloth over this deal. I mean, ya know, someone went to a football game and somebody got hit. I mean, you know, there's a point where I'm not going to lose my mind over it.' – Mike Leach on ESPN after brawl
— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) December 31, 2020
Yet again, we should probably have seen this response from Leach coming.
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