Two Arizona Wildcats Football Players Got Into a Brawl (with Each Other) During the New Mexico Bowl (Video)

arizona football players fighting each other on sidelines

If you don’t follow college football very closely, you probably haven’t even heard for the “Gildan New Mexico Bowl.” It’s not exactly a premier postseason event, and this year it definitely didn’t feature powerhouse programs—that is, unless you consider Nevada (7-5 and 5th place in Mountain West) and Arizona (7-5 and 4th in Pac-12 South) “powerhouse programs.”

However, this year’s New Mexico Bowl will be hard to beat in terms of sheer excitement. Arizona came back from two scores down not once, but twice on Saturday, then scored two touchdowns in the last 46 seconds to beat Nevada 49-48. I mean, talk about thrilling!

Unfortunately for Arizona, the thrilling victory was marred by one of the most embarrassing things we’ve seen in college football all year: two players on the same team getting into a fist fight right there on the sidelines.

The fight was between senior DT Tevin Hood and freshman LB Cody Ippolito, and it went down on the Wildcats’ sideline with their team trailing in the first quarter. Both players were sent to the locker room, though obviously not at the same time. Ippolito was escorted off first. Then Hood was sent a few minutes later.

Here’s video of the scuffle:

After the game, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said, “It was embarrassing, but I didn’t see it, so I can’t comment on it.”

Of course, you don’t really need him to comment. Embarrassing pretty much sums it up.

Hat Tip – [Arizona Daily Star]

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