Michigan St. Mascot Gets In Spring Game


We know that Mark Dantonio loves crazy plays but no one saw this coming during Michigan State’s spring game on Saturday.

In a move straight out of “Mascot Mode” from the NCAA football video game, the Spartans’ mascot, Sparty, lined up in the backfield and took a handoff in the first quarter, when he was immediately met by defensive end William Gholston and fumbled the ball despite Dantonio’s last instructions being, “Don’t leave it on the ground, Sparty.”


Sparty tried to argue his case that forward momentum was stopped, but needless to say, this wasn’t nearly as successful as Michigan State’s hook and lateral in 2009fake field goal to beat Notre Dame in 2010 or fake punt against Northwestern later that fall.

Sparty: Don’t quit your day job.

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