Now we still have more than an hour until kickoff, and we are already seeing tempers run high during the warmups.
Hayden Hooper delivered the news on Twitter when the scrum broke out.
Dick Gabriel of Big Blue Insider confirmed the fight and said a Virginia Tech player threw a punch at Lynn Bowden.
Can confirm in pre-Belk Bowl dust up, at least one punch thrown at Lynn Bowden. No idea about the verbal exchange that may have led to it. Can’t wait for the midfield meeting for the coin toss. Because football!— Big Blue Insider (@bigblueinsider1) December 31, 2019
However, Bowden threw a punch of his own:
So Bowden landed the punch. But can’t be ejected for that because of when it happened. He’s lucky, but he’d better settle down. pic.twitter.com/Rci03gOSEY— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) December 31, 2019
Gabriel also said, “Eyewitness tells me a Tech player threw a roundhouse punch at a KY assistant coach but missed, was pulled away by a Tech assistant,” which shows just how much bad blood there is now between both sides.
We also have some video of the aftermath.
You won't want to miss this one.
Lynn Bowden at his locker before gametime: pic.twitter.com/bWE2lvVibX— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) December 31, 2019