Mississippi State issues update about Bully following sideline injury against Auburn
One of the scariest incidents across the SEC on Saturday came early in the Mississippi State-Auburn game when Auburn RB JaTarvious Whitlow crashed into the Bulldogs’ live mascot on the first touchdown of the game.
As Whitlow was tackled when he crossed the goal line, his momentum took him into “Bully,” who was shocked to see Whitlow coming so fast. “Bully” is an American Kennel Club-registered English bulldog, and the current mascot for State is named “Jak” or Bully XXI and is the son of “Champ,” Bully XX, according to the school.
Jak left the field after the incident, but reportedly returned later in the game.
The school issued a statement this week that said, “Jak is okay! He will spend the football bye week making a full recovery from bruising to his chin and right hind leg during the MSU vs. Auburn game this past weekend. He’ll be ready to return to all his mascot duties on Oct. 13.”
Some Mississippi State fans poked fun at the incident and said Jak was one of the few Bulldogs to get in front of an Auburn ballcarrier in the 56-23 loss on The Plains.
The Bulldogs are off this week and return to action next week at Tennessee.
📢 PUPdate: Jak is okay! He will spend the football bye week making a full recovery from bruising to his chin and right hind leg during the MSU vs. Auburn game this past weekend. He’ll be ready to return to all his mascot duties on Oct. 13. pic.twitter.com/49QLA02Zkk
— Mississippi State (@msstate) September 30, 2019