Tempers were flaring late in Saturday’s game between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys which led to Texas’ Tom Herman charging midfield in an attempt to go after Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy.
The altercation began late in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys attempted to kneel the ball and run out the clock to complete their upset over the No. 6 Longhorns.
During the snap, Texas defender Breckyn Hager went barrelling in the backfield and tied up with an Oklahoma State offensive lineman. That led to some shoving and Gundy ran on the field to pull his players away.
When Herman saw Gundy on the field, he snapped and made his way towards the Oklahoma State coach before being restrained.
Both Herman and Hager received personal fouls.
Here is how it all played out.
After the game, the two men squashed their beef and explained what had happened.
“When I went out, I was concerned about a fight. I was trying to get my guys back. He thought i was trying to get in it,” Gundy told ESPN’s Maria Taylor in his post-game interview. “It’s all good.”
Herman added, “I thought Mike had come out and was having a word with one of our players. I took exception to that. When I shook his hand at the end, he said, ‘Hey, I was just trying to make sure that we were smart and no fight ensued.’ And I believe him. We smiled.
“We go way back. I have no issues. He told me what he was trying to do. I saw differently at first, and so I’m certainly gonna go defend my player.”
The conversation between Mike Gundy and Tom Herman after the game. pic.twitter.com/ehZyw1zE9L
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Unfortunately for the Longhorns, their loss against Oklahoma State could cost them their shot at the College Football Playoff.