Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Not everyone was able to celebrate Mississippi State's win over Egg Bowl rival Ole Miss on Saturday night. MSU's bulldog mascot, "Bully," was clipped by an ESPN TV cart driving down the sideline in the game's fourth quarter, prompting medical crews to roll her away on a stretcher.
Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin identified the injured mascot as student Michaela Mills, who suffered a broken leg.
The Clarion Ledger said Mills underwent emergency surgery for a compound fracture, but was expected to make a full recovery.
Keep Michaela Mills in your prayers. She's the MSU student in the Bully costume who broke her leg last night. Get well soon. #HailState— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) November 29, 2013
NFL.com noted that media workers stay on designated pathways while filming the game, though its possible for others to get caught in their path.
Naturally, photos of the incident popped up on social media:
Medical personnel applying air cast to Miss. State mascot. (Female Bully) pic.twitter.com/4kcIPayQ67— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) November 29, 2013
state's mascot was just run over by the ESPN golf cart... pic.twitter.com/0NmjbzYHRT— Luke Shemwell (@Lucipher_Shem) November 29, 2013