Miami Beach Bowl – Video: Memphis and BYU get into huge brawl at end of Miami Beach Bowl

Miami Beach Bowl - Video: Memphis and BYU get into huge brawl at end of Miami Beach Bowl

Miami Beach Bowl ends in ugly brawl between BYU and Memphis, fans expecting to see a postseason game between BYU and Memphis not only witnessed two extra periods of football in a tightly contested aerial shootout, but an outright brawl as well.

The game at Marlins Park on Monday went into double overtime, with Memphis grabbing a game-ending interception for a 55-48 win – but the excitement really started after the final play ended.

Almost immediately after the University of Memphis began celebrating their win over Brigham Young University a massive brawl broke out.

Players on both sides started throwing punches while coaches tried to pull players apart. Video of the brawl shows the fight lasted several minutes.

BYU’s athletic director, Tom Holmoe, later apologized via Twitter.

“We expect better of our athletes, even in the face of a difficult loss. We intend to fully review this matter. I apologize to Cougar Nation,” he tweeted.