A huge fight broke out on the sidelines Thursday at the Armed Forces Bowl game between Tulsa and Mississippi State.
“A massive brawl broke out at the end of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl between Tulsa and Mississippi State,” ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter captioned his clip on Instagram showing what went down at the New Year’s Eve day game following the Bulldogs’ victory over the Golden Hurricane 28-26. (RELATED: Missouri And Florida Players Get Into A Massive Brawl)
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In one part of the clip, we can see several players throwing what looked like real punches at each other while other players from both teams are being tossed to the ground.
Several other videos have since surfaced on social media showing different angles of the the fight between the players at the end of the game.
“The Armed Forces Bowl between Mississippi State and Tulsa ended in a sidelines-clearing brawl, because of course it did,” Tyler Horka Mississippi State beat writer tweeted. “Just end already, 2020.”
The Armed Forces Bowl between Mississippi State and Tulsa ended in a sidelines-clearing brawl, because of course it did. Just end already, 2020. pic.twitter.com/L61BOllkgu
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) December 31, 2020
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
At one point, Mississippi State wide receiver Malik Heath reportedly appeared to kick a Tulsa player who was down on the ground, per CBS Sports.com.
Kicked a guy and then ran away pic.twitter.com/DZqY3zVy2x
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December 31, 2020
Malik later appeared in a clip on Instagram appearing to be bragging about kicking a guy in the head, per Outkick.com.
— izzy (@Isabelle_Ryan11) December 31, 2020
“Order has been restored,” the official account of the bowl later tweeted. “Not the case a few minutes ago.”
Order has been restored. Not the case a few minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/HaTpOo2pO5
— LM Armed Forces Bowl (@ArmedForcesBowl) December 31, 2020
Golden Hurricane defensive back Kendarin Ray was helped off the field following the brawl after apparently suffering an injury in the fight, per the CBS report. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Tulsa’s Kendarin Ray being helped off after being injured in the postgame brawl. pic.twitter.com/Ft90Ld3avu
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) December 31, 2020
Tulsa coach Phillip Montgomery Tulsa reportedly noted after the game he believes Ray might have suffered a concussion, per the outlet.