College Football logoCollege Football

Michigan TE Jake Butt's Twitter Celebrates Spartans' Loss; Brother Takes Blame

Michigan tight end Jake Butt, bottom, reacts after losing 27-23 to Michigan State in an NCAA college football gamein Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Tony Ding/Associated Press
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2015

After having Michigan State beat his team on a stunning walk-off touchdown a few weeks ago, Michigan Wolverines tight end Jake Butt couldn't have been happier to see the previously undefeated Spartans lose to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in heartbreaking fashion Saturday.

No. 7 Michigan State allowed 19 fourth-quarter points to the Cornhuskers, including two touchdowns in the final two minutes to blow a 38-26 lead. The Spartans nearly answered with a score of their own in the final seconds but came up empty.

As a result, Michigan State was handed its first loss of the season, a 39-38 defeat—something Michigan felt should've already happened. Shortly after the final second ticked off the clock, Butt tweeted out his excitement over the result.

The Wolverines star's Twitter feed even went so far as to say that he was an Ohio State fan at the moment, as Mike Sullivan of 97.1 The Ticket notes:

On a related note, Butt did grow up in Buckeye country. He graduated from Pickerington High School North, which is about a 20-minute drive to Ohio State's campus.

The tweet was deleted fairly quickly, however. It appears as though Jake's brother was responsible for the tweet:

via @Z_Butt87

via @Z_Butt87


Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices