UMass just couldn’t stay out of its own way during Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, literally.
Toward the end of the game, things got a bit chippy during a pileup, when the two coaches — Dan Mullen and Mark Whipple — had some words. That led to two UMass players — Ray Thomas-Ishman and Jessie Britt — fighting each other on the sideline. Thomas-Ishman ended up connecting with a pretty powerful punch on his colleague during the scrum, too.
Thomas-Ishman was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, and that was the end of that.