Sad fan index, week seven

One of the best things about college football is the passion fans have for their team, their university, and their players. Of course, being so passionate about something also means that from time to time you get your heart broken.

On gameday, Twitter is an amazing way to follow the ups and downs of college football, and with that, we bring you the five fan bases that had the most to be sad about this past weekend:


No. 1: Auburn Tigers

The Tigers had been bowling people over so far this season. They were coming off a 34-point waxing of LSU. On Saturday, at Mississippi State, instead of being the bowling ball… they were the pin. The Bulldogs jumped all over the Tigers by scoring 21 points in the first quarter, and from there it was an uphill climb, a hill over which Gus Malzahn couldn’t quite drive the “Gus Bus.”

No. 2: Florida Gators

The Gators have accepted the need to win ugly during the Will Muschamp era, and that’s exactly what they did last week against Tennessee. A new quarterback rescued the team and there seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel. This week, that new quarterback was suspended and the game was turned back to Jeff Driskel. The Gators lost a heartbreaker to LSU at home.

No. 3: Arizona Wildcats

Arizona beat Oregon last week in a shocker that put the Wildcats on top of the world. This week it all came crashing down. Trailing 28-13 early in the fourth quarter, Arizona rallied furiously at the end of the game but came up short because of a missed 36-yard field goal from the center of the field that would have won the contest. Arizona has never won an outright Pac-12 title. This result prevented the Wildcats from being the clear midseason leader in the Pac-12 South. It was anything but “just another loss.”

No. 4: BYU Cougars

The season seemed so promising for the Cougars. They started off 4-0 with wins over UConn, Texas, Houston and Virginia. Then their star quarterback, Taysom Hill, got hurt. The wheels promptly came off against Utah State. To add salt to their wounds they lost this past week in overtime against UCF in a game that ended on a controversial no-call that went against BYU.

No. 5: Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns haven’t had a lot to be excited about this year: They went into their rivalry game against Oklahoma with a 2-3 record. Down 31-13 in the fourth quarter, the Longhorns came back to cut the deficit to five late in the game but couldn’t get over the final hurdle. Texas has now started the season 2-4 overall, 1-2 in the Big 12.

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Dry humorist, craft beer enthusiast, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, contributor for The Comeback.