Memphis, BYU athletic directors express regrets over fight

Miami Beach Bowl Football

The athletic directors at Memphis and BYU are expressing regret over the fight following the Tigers’ 55-48 overtime victory in the Miami Beach Bowl.

Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said he and coach Justin Fuente will review video over the next few days and take “appropriate disciplinary measures.” He adds in a statement Tuesday: “Hopefully, it will be a learning lesson for both teams.”

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe tweeted that “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.”

After DaShaughn Terry’s game-clinching interception in overtime Monday, dozens from both sidelines headed toward the middle of the field, with many punching and grabbing. Cameras showed blood streaming from the face of BYU defensive back Kai Nacua as he came from behind to punch Memphis tight end Alan Cross in the head.

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