Renegade, the horse that serves as Florida State’s mascot and rides to midfield before every home game, took a fall before the Orange Bowl on Friday against Michigan.
In the video below, after leading the Seminoles out of the tunnel Renegade nearly makes it to the opposite end zone before he starts to wobble and eventually goes down, throwing his rider.
MAN DOWN! HORSE DOWN! https://t.co/hsHC5RLNZs
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Renegade and Osceola — the rider — ride to midfield with a burning spear and plant it in the turf before all Florida State home games. After falling off Renegade on Friday, you can see Osceola manage to get to his feet and still plant the spear.
Earlier this month, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he wanted to see the tradition in person at the Orange Bowl.
UPDATE: Renegade is OK, Florida State confirmed on Twitter.
We can confirm Renegade was not injured before the game.
Thank you for your concern and kind words! pic.twitter.com/mH5yKlP0uY
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