AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State star David Montgomery and Baylor linebacker Greg Roberts were ejected after throwing punches at each other in the third quarter Saturday.
The Cyclones and Bears nearly came to blows when a previous play ended up spilling over onto Iowa State’s bench. The bad blood hung around, and the teams nearly staged a full-on brawl during a wild incident that saw Roberts slap Montgomery on the helmet, prompting Montgomery to swing back.
Referees initially blamed Iowa State lineman Josh Knipfel and tossed him from the game, which Iowa State led 17-0 at the time. They later corrected it to Montgomery, and Knipfel ran back from the locker room to cheers from the home crowd.
Montgomery finished with 11 rushes for 53 yards.
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