This is why you have mascots. Brutus the Buckeye is my favorite mascot but I am an OU alumni so my heart is torn in this situation. One would think that a tiny lifeless nut would not stand a chance against a wild animal like a bobcat but buckeyes are actually poisonous. According to Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D. of North Carolina State, eating a buckeye may cause you to have “twitching muscles, weakness, loss of coordination, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, paralysis and stupor.”
Most colleges choose to have mascots that represent things that will immediately strike fear into the hearts of their opponents. The Ohio State University chose to have a mascot that would seem friendly and innocent enough to make you want to eat it so that once you started to digest it you would shit yourself, get really sad about it and then go into a stupor. If you eat Brutus the Buckeye, you will be a shitting, twitching and stupefied motherfucker. That is if you are not paralyzed from ingesting that demon nut. Rufus should be glad that security broke up this scuffle because if he would have eaten Brutus, Brutus would have been fighting him from the inside and things would have really gotten messy.
I don’t think that either mascot necessarily won this fight. Rufus did take Brutus to the ground but that did not completely make up for him failing and losing his mascot head on his first attempt. Brutus tried to act like he was not fazed but you could tell that he was winded and caught off guard. Regardless, Rufus went on a solo mission right into the heart of Buckeye territory and lived to tell about it. Not even one football player tried to stop him. If Brutus the Buckeye tried to do this at OU the game would have been cancelled due to a riot and a busted nut. No one from Columbus wanted a piece of Rufus. You could tell Rufus wanted Brutus to fight back but Brutus was just trying to get Rufus to eat him so that he could give the Bobcat diarrhea. Notice Rufus punching Brutus in the balls as his parting shot. This was a proud day for Ohio. We are all winners because of this. This is what dreams are made of.