The first half just came to a close in the BYU-Coastal Carolina game. So far, the top-25 matchup has been as advertised with the No. 13 Cougars leading the No. 18 Chanticleers 14-13.
The half ended with an interception in the end zone from star BYU quarterback Zach Wilson that was returned to midfield. After the interception, things got a little dicey on the field between the two teams.
A scuffle broke out that delayed both squads from returning to their respective locker rooms. The reason? Two Coastal Carolina defenders decided to take advantage of getting a couple blocks in on the Heisman candidate.
This would explain why the BYU bench was upset⬇️
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 6, 2020
It wasn’t illegal, but it is also understandable why BYU players were upset about it, and their actions reflected a team that wasn’t happy. Here is a clip of the actual scuffle between the two teams.
Scuffle in Conway between BYU Coastal before halftime pic.twitter.com/h0m8sfHsrV
— ClemsonEditz (@ClemsonEditz_) December 6, 2020
The Cougars were 11-point favorites coming into this game, but the Chanticleers are only down one at the half. With the way things ended in the first, the last 30 minutes of football should get even more interesting.
BYU didn’t travel over 2,000 miles across the country for a boring game, after all.