Sad fans are sad: B1G Week 1 edition
Half of the teams that put on the shoulder pads and helmets on Saturday will be disappointed. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case in the B1G, as the conference went 10-1 in non-conference games in Week 1.
In general, it was a great way to start the 2018 season for the conference.
Michigan was the only team to lose a non-conference bout this weekend, falling 24-17 to Notre Dame. Nebraska’s opener vs. Akron was cancelled due to whether.
Purdue and Northwestern were the only two teams playing in a B1G showdown, which accounts for the only other loss in the conference, as the Wildcats knocked off the Boilermakers 31-27.
Though there wasn’t much disappointment from around the conference, there were a few teams who still experienced some sadness, or felt the nerves, over the weekend. Here are sad fans being sad from Week 1 in the B1G:
Northwestern vs. Purdue
Purdue fans provided us with the first surrender cobras of the year. And some disappointing looks after losing the season opener at home.
FIRST SURRENDER COBRA OF THE SEASON THANK YOU PURDUE pic.twitter.com/qqWGsZYFEk
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2018
The Purdue is strong in this one. pic.twitter.com/r42SmSLmgx
— Chronic Hoosier (@ChronicHoosier) August 31, 2018
Appalachian State vs. No. 1o Penn State
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They call it “Happy Valley” but there were plenty of frustrated, nervous and worried faces in Beaver Stadium Saturday. Fortunately, the Nittany Lions survived the scare to start 1-0.
Penn State #SurrenderCobra with a hat: 🐍 pic.twitter.com/hyMBtHijyK
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 1, 2018
APP STATE HAS TAKEN A 38-31 LEAD OVER PENN STATE! pic.twitter.com/CXDApZf3R4
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 1, 2018
No. 23 Texas vs. Maryland
The Terrapins were the only unranked team to beat a ranked opponent on Saturday. Yeah, Texas fans were pretty disappointed to say the least.
Some disgusted Texas fans for the TL pic.twitter.com/LvxdwM2azM
— Nick Sanzone (@NickSanzone) September 1, 2018
Contemplating another 7-5 season #HaddoxNotHappy #Texas #Longhorns @MrHaddox pic.twitter.com/WQumtRpmrr
— Peter Erni (@Peter_Erni) September 1, 2018
Tom Herman’s hair in worse shape than the Longhorns 🏈 program pic.twitter.com/E3c2zGcw9Q
— Mark Allen (@mbgolf1974) September 2, 2018
Akron vs. Nebraska
Husker fans were pumped about the debut of the Scott Frost era at Nebraska. But the Sea of Red will have to wait another week when Colorado comes to town. Thanks a lot, Mother Nature.
Husker fans: IT'S THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA
God: lol#Huskers #NCAAFootball #Nebraska pic.twitter.com/slh2ls760k
— Mike Bell (@MikeBellDNP) September 2, 2018
Troopers working at the stadium are sheltering in place along with the fans who are still here.
Be safe! #Huskers pic.twitter.com/4j0MkwbR6v
— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) September 2, 2018
No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 12 Notre Dame
The most anticipated season of the Jim Harbaugh era got off to a disappointing start. Fans, players, even Lee Corso, couldn’t hide their frustration at Notre Dame Stadium.
Sad face Michigan. pic.twitter.com/xCrSL3zHvC
— Timothy P. O'Malley, PhD (@timothypomalley) September 2, 2018
Nice win for Notre Dame! I didn't think Brian Kelly had it in him.
Sad Michigan is always the best Michigan… pic.twitter.com/zYHBW09Bmg
— Angry Buckeye (@angrybuckeye1) September 2, 2018
Sad Michigan fans everywhere. A total disaster for Harbaugh! pic.twitter.com/pdH6hDeT2M
— Notre Dame Trump (@NotreDameTrump) September 2, 2018
Lee Corso ready to go in for Michigan at QB… pic.twitter.com/t7YlDZebAY
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 2, 2018