ATLANTA -- The game was bad enough for the Miami Hurricanes.
What happened immediately after was even worse.
No. 9 Miami suffered its worst loss in more than seven years on
Friday night, a 40-3 defeat to 10th-ranked LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl --
a game marred by a skirmish near one of the field exit tunnels
shortly after the game.
Miami coach Larry Coker said he was told the incident started
when an LSU player tried to grab a game ball from a ballboy on the
Hurricanes' sideline. That sparked a meleé with more than a dozen
players involved in some capacity, and which apparently led to two
Miami players being knocked unconscious.
"As a university, as a football program, we don't condone any
type of activities such as that," Coker said. "Certainly, I
think, that detracts from a great bowl game and what the spirit of
college football is all about."
Coker said the two unconscious players were Andrew Bain and
Khalil Jones. Neither was hospitalized, said Coker, who was told
that those players were injured by someone swinging a helmet during
Miami players were not made available for comment after the
"That was a bunch of craziness," LSU offensive lineman Andrew