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Smokey is the bandit

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

What happens when Tennessee's mascot gets loose?

Smokey, the live mascot of the Tennessee Volunteers, has had quite the year. There was the closeup on College GameDay a few months ago, in which Smokey showed his hind parts. For a mascot, it doesn't get much better than that.

And now, there's this. Smokey broke loose on Saturday, getting away from the handlers and running free like a streaker. He bolted from the end zone, making it through the defense and to the 35. And at the 35, the Kentucky kicker was waiting, an unassuming victim of a bandit on the loose.

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Just missed taking out the kicker's legs. We were inches from disaster, friends. Or inches from complete hilarity, I guess. Depends on how you look at the situation.

Smokey was corralled, his business left unfinished and the Kentucky kicker still left standing. The dog has had a stressful year, and perhaps Smokey was just lashing out.

And to be fair, this illustrates how easy it is to get loose against Kentucky. Anyone can run on that team.

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