WATCH: Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina penalized for dancing

WATCH: Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina penalized for dancing

Georgia Southern head coach Chad Lunsford watches the fourth quarter tick away during an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Democker)

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina fans probably have this message for referees: Let the kids play! Or in the case of what happened Saturday, let the kids dance.

The Eagles and Chanticleers had a "hype dance-off" across from each other's sidelines during a TV timeout to loosen up before the fourth quarter.

In what has to be a first, referees gave every player on both teams an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the dancing. Seriously. Check out the video courtesy of ESPN:

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Coastal Carolina-Georgia Southern penalty for dancing

Have you ever seen this? 😂 Every player on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Georgia Southern Eagles Football was given a penalty for dancing.

Posted by College Football on ESPN on Sunday, October 20, 2019

A few players who already received unsportsmanlike conduct penalties earlier in the game were ejected for their second infraction.

Georgia Southern ended up winning in triple overtime, 30-27. Here are highlights from the win:

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