In the first quarter of the Stanford Cardinal’s game against the Oregon Ducks, a star was born and it wasn’t even wearing a football uniform. A jackrabbit got loose on the field and began running toward the end zone. CBS Sports announcer Tim Brando gave a perfect call as the rabbit crossed the plane of the end zone:
And my favorite part of this whole thing — Stanford blew the horn for the little guy the same way it would for a Cardinal touchdown.
Mr. or Mrs. Jackrabbit pranced around the field for a good bit before finally being picked up by members of Oregon’s bench. Oh, and Stanford’s crowd gloriously booed the Ducks for putting a stop to the fun.
First-quarter rushing yards:— Alan George (@treeSIDjorge) October 15, 2017
Royce Freeman - 95
Bryce Love - 136
Rabbit - 289 pic.twitter.com/Fyx5I1Eq4r
Also, this fan’s dog’s reaction to the touchdown was perfect:
She doesn't appreciate the interruption of her college football Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/oCV233N7Od— Priya Desai (@priyadesai) October 15, 2017
We’ve seen similar wildlife touchdowns before this season — this squirrel scored a touchdown during Louisville’s game against Kent State, and the call was equally as lovely.
— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) September 23, 2017
REPEAT: SQUIRREL TOUCHDOWN
And the Big 12 has continued its tradition of foxes getting both on the field and around the stadiums, most recently during Arizona State’s game at Texas Tech last month.
Thank you for this amazing television moment, Mr. Brando and you adorable jackrabbit.