The Big Sky Conference has suspended Eastern Washington running back Mario Brown one game for fighting.

Brown, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound sophomore from Berkeley, California, threw a punch after the Eagles' 30-17 loss at South Dakota on Saturday.

By rule, Brown will be suspended for Eastern Washington's conference opener on Saturday, September 17th, against the University of Montana.

Eastern Washington also suspended Brown for the punch. The suspensions will run concurrent.

"I commend Eastern Washington Athletics Director Bill Chaves and Eagles football coach Beau Baldwin for issuing a suspension," said Big Sky Conference Commisioner Doug Fullerton. "By rule, the league must also issue a suspension."