The fight broke out in the second quarter of the annual rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan. After Ohio State kick returner Dontre Wilson was tackled after a return, several Michigan players crowded around him. Michigan linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone then ripped off Wilson’s helmet, causing Wilson to throw a punch.
The situation didn’t end when referees broke up the fight. As Hall was leaving the field, he made obscene gestures with both hands.
The brawl broke out after the Michigan Wolverines turned a 78-yard drive into a touchdown that gave them a 21-14 lead.
Though it may have been marred by the brawl, the Ohio State vs. Michigan contest was one for the ages. The teams traded scores the entire game, and when Michigan scored a touchdown with 32 seconds on a 2-yard pass from Devin Gardner to Devin Funchness, Michigan chose to go for the win rather than a game-tying extra point.
Michigan missed its two-point conversion when Gardner’s pass was intercepted.
But after the contest, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said the contest was marred by the brawl.
“It was unacceptable,” Meyer said after his team won to remain undefeated.
The teams could still face more discipline, the Big Ten announced.
“The conference office will wait until after the game for the officials’ written report, review the video and then take further action if needed,” Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
Video of the Ohio State vs. Michigan fight can be seen here.