WATCH: NCAA Investigating Post-Game Fight At GVSU-Ferris Game
Ferris State and GVSU once again staged a classic football battle, but it was marred by a post-game fight.
Ferris Downed GVSU 24-21 TO advance To The Division II Semi-Finals
A late field goal by freshman kicker Eddie Jewett lifted Ferris State's Bulldogs to a 24-21 Division II Playoff victory at Lubbers Field in Allendale Saturday, racking up a return to the Final Four for Ferris.
But the win was marred by some post-game shoving and punching, that the NCAA is investigating.
The fight involved someone swinging a helmet around, bringing back memories of the tunnel incident at this year's Michigan-Michigan State game, which led to the suspension of eight Spartan players.
WOOD Sportscaster Jack Doles Caught The End Of The Fight On Video
WOOD-TV Sportscaster Jack Doles posted what appears to be the end of the fisticuffs to his Twitter feed shortly after the game ended on Saturday afternoon.
In his video, you can see a red FSU Bulldog helmet being swung around, apparently by e GVSU staffer, who somehow got a hold of it.
The Detroit News reported Sunday morning that the NCAA is looking into the incident, which marred another nail biting thriller put on by the two national powers.
"The NCAA and the NCAA Division II Football Committee are aware of an incident that happened at the end of the Ferris St.-Grand Valley St. football game," Philip Pierce, an NCAA spokesman, told The News in an email Saturday night. "They are currently gathering information and looking into the matter."
Neither coach was one the field when the fight took place.
Ferris State Advanced In Another Tight Game
The game between the two bitter rivals was another tight one with the lead exchanging hands twice, and Ferris getting the last ten points, including Jewett's game winning kick to notch the win.
Grand Valley won the regular season game for the Anchor-Bone Trophy by a single point, 22-21 back in October.
Ferris head coach Tony Annese was emotional following the victory.
The Bulldogs will host West Florida Saturday at Top Taggert Field in Big Rapids, with kick off scheduled for noon.