It was quite the scene in East Lansing on Tuesday night when the entire crowd at the Breslin Center broke out in the Daniel Bryan “Yes” chant during halftime.
The chant was led by the Michigan State football team (specifically guard Travis Jackson), which is coming off a huge Rose Bowl victory over Stanford on New Year’s.
Daniel Bryan is a WWE wrestler, and one of his signature moves is the “Yes! lock.” He also has developed the YES chant as his signature gimmick. In the video above, you can see Jackson lead the fans in the chant. Throughout the game, Michigan State students did the “YES!” chant to try distracting Ohio State at the free-throw line. Here they did it in the second half:
The students also did it in the first half:
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There actually is a lot of history with Michigan State doing the Yes! chant.
Back in early November, Jackson did the “YES!” celebration after Michigan State scored a touchdown against Michigan:
Then after the victory, Jackson led his team in the “YES!” chant in the locker room:
They also did it in the locker room after winning the Rose Bowl:
For comparison, here is Daniel Bryan doing it: