GIF: Zach Mettenber celebrated a touchdown about one fumble too soon

Zach Mettenberger may want to wait for the referee’s signal before celebrating. The LSU quarterback got a little overzealous during the first half against Alabama.

Tigers’ 275-pound fullback, J.C. Copeland, looked guaranteed to score a touchdown against the Crimson Tide. However, Nick Saban’s teams play to the whistle.

Mettenberger sure thought Copeland was set to hit paydirt. Instead, he was hit before the goal line and fumbled. The ball was recovered by Alabama, and both Copeland and Mettenberger had themselves some pretty early epic fails.

[GIF: SB Nation]