South Alabama rumbled to a 49-point victory towards Japanese Michigan on Saturday night time within the 68 Ventures Bowl however the motion didn’t cease as soon as the ultimate whistle blew.
Japanese Michigan defensive again Korey Hernandez appeared to get into an altercation with South Alabama defensive again Jamarrien Burt because the Jaguars band carried out for the group, in line with AL.com. Hernandez punched Burt within the head because the Jaguars gamers confronted the band.
Extra Jaguars gamers obtained concerned within the melee however after just a few moments the struggle was damaged up.
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The sport first noticed Hernandez and one other South Alabama defensive again, Brian Dillard, get tied up within the second quarter. Tensions apparently boiled over after the sport.
“I didn’t see issues once they occurred,” Eagles head coach Chris Creighton mentioned after the sport, by way of the outlet. “However I undoubtedly noticed the depth of what had simply occurred. We had a very good, lengthy speak within the locker room afterwards.
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“We wish to be first-class on a regular basis, irrespective of the circumstances, it doesn’t matter what the scoreboard is, it doesn’t matter what different components, individuals, no matter are concerned. And something wanting being first-class is just not residing as much as the usual that we’ve got in Japanese Michigan soccer.
“I feel that our guys care lots about performing effectively. I’m certain we have been embarrassed by how we performed and it most likely didn’t take an excessive amount of to get our guys into a spot that we hope that they by no means get.”
South Alabama coach Kane Wommack vowed an investigation into the incident and to take duty for no matter occurred on their half.
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“This can be a very particular sport, it’s a tough sport,” he added. “It’s a group sport and also you do all the things you may on a soccer discipline to be one of the best to your teammates. And at instances, issues get emotional and so they get passionate and we ask these guys to play on the road of that emotion and fervour in each single means. These are by no means issues that you simply wish to finish a sport with.”
South Alabama received the sport 59-10. Burt completed with one sort out. Hernandez didn’t tally any.
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Jaguars quarterback Gio Lopez was 14-of-19 with 192 passing yards and two touchdowns. He added 88 yards on the bottom and a landing.
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