Jackson State was given a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after a touchdown on Sunday against Bethune-Cookman… because of their mascot.
A little pileup took place in the end zone after a Jordan Johnson diving touchdown reception in the third quarter, and the Jackson State mascot decided to join in on the action.
Jackson State now leads the country in penalties thrown on their mascot pic.twitter.com/lrSlUJ8tm0
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While this is a pretty harmless move, it’s not going to slip by the No Fun Police that are the college football referees. So, the mascot’s antics resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty for Jackson State.
And that penalty summarized how things went for Jackson State in the rest of the game. The 15-7 lead ultimately became a 36-15 loss to Bethune-Cookman.