What’s a rivalry game without taunting the opposing team, right?
After scoring Tennessee’s first touchdown of Saturday’s game against Florida, that’s exactly what Vols junior running back John Kelly did. The Vols had struggled offensively for most of the afternoon before Kelly broke a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, cutting the Gators’ lead to 13-10.
Then, that’s where the fun began.
Kelly ran into the end zone, then did Florida’s “Gator Chomp” taunt in front of the fans at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Here’s a look:
Somewhere Marshall Henderson smiles pic.twitter.com/v7h7xlmevS
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That’s certainly a way to provoke your rival. However, Kelly did get penalized for the excessive celebration.
Here’s a look at the full touchdown run by Kelly:
The Vols 1st TD of the game comes from Big John Kelly.
Note the gator chomp at the end: pic.twitter.com/kxCsxKQPON
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