An American Athletic Conference matchup between SMU and Navy confronted a delay on Friday night time after the Mustangs’ animal mascot defecated on the sector because it ran from one finish zone to midfield.
Video from the sport confirmed SMU’s horse handlers guiding the animal down the sector and the horse doing its enterprise whereas it galloped. According to soccer analyst Warren Sharp, the sport between the 2 groups was delayed for greater than quarter-hour whereas staff cleaned up the poop.
The incident occurred with 10:40 to go within the third quarter and SMU main 19-14.
Peruna IX is the official mascot for SMU. The black miniature stallion took over because the staff’s mascot in 2011 precisely 11 years in the past to the day of Friday night time’s incident. According to the varsity, the custom started in 1932 when soccer coach Ray Morrison and band director Cy Barcus agreed a small black horse would make an excellent mascot for the varsity.
“Since then, Peruna I traveled by metropolis cab whereas in New York City for the Fordham recreation,” the varsity’s web site stated. “He later killed the Fordham goat mascot with a swift kick to the pinnacle when he wandered too shut. Peruna V stayed in Chicago’s posh Stevens Hotel however confirmed his wilder aspect when he kicked out his boxcar stall whereas touring to Lubbock for an SMU-Texas Tech recreation.”
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The horse is known as after a “in style over-the-counter alcohol-laced tonic identified for its kick.”
Meanwhile, the sport between SMU and Navy marched on.
SMU would choose up its third win of the season, 40-34. Tanner Mordecai had three landing passes and another on the bottom.
Navy’s Tai Lavatai had two landing passes and one other two on the bottom.
SMU improved to 3-3 on the yr. Navy fell to 2-4.