Week 3 of the 2018 college football season was a tough one for the Colorado Buffaloes mascot, Chip the Buffalo. The mascot was “injured” after a malfunction with the always dangerous t-shirt gun.
While attempting to fire some t-shirts into the rowdy crowd at Folsom Field, the gun backfired and hit poor Chip directly in the groin. Little was known of the incident at the time, but sports reporter Lindsay Joy shared video of Chip being carted off the field following the incident.
Something you don't see every day: Chip the Buffalo's t-shirt gun malfunctioned and he had to be carted off the field! Never took his head off though… respect the commitment #footballguy pic.twitter.com/qi0lrPM4Dk
— Lindsay Joy (@LindsayJoyTV) September 15, 2018
However, on Wednesday, the video of Chip going down made its way online and it was clear that the t-shirt gun was the culprit in taking the mascot down.
Even with the mascot costume, you know this had to hurt.
I AM DYING https://t.co/VEX3GVz4ia
— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) September 19, 2018
That’s going to leave a mark.
Don’t you worry, though, because Chip was back to 100 percent and returned to the field to root on the Buffaloes later in the game.
I’m good guys! Thanks for all the love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VK9vKm8xvM
— Chip the Buffalo (@Chipthebuffalo) September 15, 2018
Next up for the Buffaloes is a matchup with the underwhelming UCLA Bruins on Friday, Sept. 28. Kickoff between the Pac-12 foes at Folsom Field is set for 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Colorado currently sits atop the Pac-12 South with a perfect record of 3-0, while the Bruins have started off the Chip Kelly era on a three-game losing streak.