3-7 Mississippi State beat 6-2 Tulsa 28-26 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday, but the story coming out of the game won’t be the Bulldogs’ victory or the final score. No, instead it will be the post-game fight between the two teams.

I’d like you to pay particular attention to Mississippi State receiver Malik Heath, who threw a kick at Tulsa’s TieNeal Martin and then ran away.

Kendarin Ray of Tulsa needed to be helped off the field after the brawl.

The response from Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach wasn’t exactly damning, saying “somebody went to a football game and somebody got hit.” He also added that his message to his team would be “don’t do it anymore.”

Golden Hurricane head coach Philip Montgomery didn’t comment on the fracas aside from saying it was caused by teammates defending each other. He also revealed that the team believes Ray has a concussion, apparently after being hit by a helmet.

This is just an ugly incident all-around. Here’s hoping there are no serious injuries on either side.

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