After every player on the field for Tennessee and Kentucky managed to get flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during a kickoff return during the first quarter of Saturday night’s game at Kroger Field, both teams were one personal foul away from being ejected.
One quarter later, players from each team received ejections from the game.
Tennessee linebacker Daniel Bituli and Kentucky cornerback Davonte Robinson received unsportsmanline conduct penalties following a shoving match on the sidelines. Bituli seemed to have shoved Robinson initially and managed to provide a flop that was so obvious it should have taken place on a soccer pitch rather than a gridiron.
Bituli has been one of Tennessee’s best defensive players this season, having entered Saturday’s game with a team-leading 57 tackles. He also provided the Vols with their only touchdown on a 97-yard return against Alabama last week.
Kentucky is winning 29-26 with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter.