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Nevada, UNLV working with Mountain West, police to review post-game melee

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The Nevada-UNLV football game was marred by a post-game fight. (Jenna Holland/Nevada Sports Net)

The Nevada and UNLV athletics departments are working with the Mountain West and UNR police department to review the post-game fight that ensued following the Rebels' 33-30 overtime win over the Wolf Pack.

Following UNLV's game-winning touchdown, a brawl broke out that nearly spilled into the crowd. Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth and UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois released the following statement after the game.

“The events that occurred following today’s football game have no place in college athletics and we are deeply disappointed by this incident, which detracts from what was a hard-fought and emotional football game between our state’s only two NCAA programs," they said. "We are examining all available video from the incident and working with the Mountain West office in a full review. Additionally, we are working with the University of Nevada, Reno Police Department to review the actions on the field and in the stands after the game. Rivalry games are at the heart of what should be great about intercollegiate athletics. We will continue to prioritize sportsmanship at all of our events, especially those between our two great institutions.”

The game was televised by AT&T SportsNet, which could have additional, untelevised footage of the post-game actions.

A videographer for the Las Vegas Review Journal was reportedly hit in the head with a full soda bottle thrown from the stands.




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