Mississippi State mascot on the mend after run-in with Auburn RB
You can breathe a little easier this afternoon, Bulldog Nation.
Early in the first quarter of what would turn into an Auburn win over Mississippi State, running back Boobee Whitlow scored on a 30-yard run for the first touchdown of the SEC West matchup. As he crossed the goal line, though, he was pushed by a Bulldogs defender, a push that sent him flying into MSU’s live mascot, Jak.
The mascot was taken off the sidelines following the collision, although a tweet from Jak’s Twitter account Saturday night — yes, the mascot has its own Twitter account — indicated that the dog was headed back out onto the field.
In a “PUPdate” Monday evening, the university stated that “Jak is okay” and “will spend the football bye week making a full recovery from bruising to his chin and right hind leg.” The mascot is expected to be on the sidelines when MSU takes on Tennessee Oct. 12 in Knoxville.