The Kentucky Wildcats pulled off one of the bigger victories of the weekend when they went into Gainsville, Florida and beat the No. 12 Florida Gators in a prime-time SEC showdown. And it looks like the Wildcats celebrated the big win with an extremely appropriate dinner.
On Monday evening, Kentucky starting quarterback Will Levis shared a photo on Instagram showing what looks to be a celebratory meal for the team – a roast alligator. Tyler Thompson of Kentucky Sports Radio screenshotted Levis’ Instagram story and shared it on Twitter.
Kentucky’s team dinner tonight was appropriate
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) September 12, 2022
The alligator appears to have been cooked whole, with its head, arms, legs, and tail all still clearly recognizable in the photo. By the time Levis took the picture, much of the meat from the alligator’s left side had already been removed and eaten – presumably by several Kentucky football players.
Eating the opposing team’s mascot is certainly a unique way to celebrate a win, but it’s safe to say that the Kentucky players earned it after the dominant performance against the Gators on the road. The Wildcats faced a halftime deficit but held Florida scoreless in the second half while scoring 13 points of their own to claim the double-digit top-25 victory.