The Armed Forces Bowl between Mississippi State and No. 24 Tulsa was largely uneventful leading up to the Bulldogs’ 28-26 victory. After the final whistle, though, things took an ugly turn when a fight broke out between the two teams.
Tensions had been high throughout the afternoon. Both teams were jawing at each other before kickoff and there were some chippy moments during the game. It’s difficult to say what instigated the situation after the game, but punches began flying and that’s when things got out of hands.
Here’s how the fight unfolded — which ESPN cut back to in realtime after initially going back to studio coverage. The fight went on for several minutes as coaches and even some law enforcement officers on the field tried to break it up.
Here’s the start of the postgame Armed Forces Bowl brawl between Tulsa and Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/R91Z69iTaV
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