Things got a little heated in the Sugar Bowl well before Georgia and Texas kicked things off in New Orleans. And it didn’t even involve the players or the coaches.

Prior to kickoff, the two live mascots from the schools — UGA the Bulldog (Georgia) and Bevo (Texas) — were scheduled to have a fun meeting. But things nearly turned disastrous.

As the cameras were focusing most of their attention on UGA strutting around, Bevo temporarily got free, chasing after the bulldog and knocking over a few photographers in the process. While the moment didn’t last very long, it was a pretty scary incident.

Below is the video that was captured from the Sugar Bowl:

Bevo’s handlers might need to have a better grip before the next live mascot meeting.

The situation in New Orleans could’ve gotten much uglier. Fortunately, it appears that everyone was OK.