Florida State did just fine in the first half of the Orange Bowl against Michigan, but the festivities started on the wrong foot as mascot Chief Osceola fell off his horse leading the Seminoles out of the tunnel, which can only be a bad omen for a superstitious fan.

How can you say bowl games are meaningless? Check how Chief Osceola, unfazed, recovered to passionately plant his spear in the turf.

Here’s what the fall looked like live to the crowd:

Chief falls off the horse

A video posted by David Lang (@dukielang) on

Our boy must have played a few too many drinking games with Owen Wilson before the entrance.

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Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for SI.com and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.