LeGarrette Blount, Byron Hout Both to Blame, Boise State Coach Says
Hout appeared to grab Blount and yell something at him before Blount punched him. Petersen said he didn't hear what Hout said to Blount, but he was quick to acknowledge that his own player was a part of the problem.
"It always takes two to tango," Petersen said. "There's no question about that. That's the best lesson in this. There's no reason to say anything. Game over, move on, and let everything speak for itself. ... There's no need to say a word. Move on. Let your play speak for itself."
Petersen said he was disappointed to be talking this morning about a post-game scuffle, rather than what might have been the biggest home win in the history of the Boise State football program.
"It's just unfortunate," Petersen said. "It really is. The kids played hard, it was a hard-fought game, with a lot of emotions all through the year it had been building to the first game of the season, a bowl game-type atmosphere. It wasn't the cleanest game, but we played hard and it's too bad something like that had to come down."
This isn't Blount's first infraction, and Oregon is widely expected to suspend Blount, or possibly kick him off the team. Petersen did not say whether he will discipline Hout.