Auburn football fans just want simple things in life, like having some of the season’s biggest home games take place under the lights at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
That’s not something they will be getting from NCAA schedule-makers, who have penciled in a Week 3 rematch of last year’s first road test against Penn State during the afternoon on September 17th.
The Tigers were famously stifled in the red zone late in the fourth quarter during a 28-20 loss, the first of the Bryan Harsin era, last September at Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. Penn State hosted the game under its infamous ‘White Out‘ conditions, where every fan wore white in support of their Nittany Lions.
Auburn football fans were hoping for a similar atmosphere for Penn State’s return trip to the Plains, but they will instead have to ‘orange out’ the stadium at 2:30 PM, which is a brutal time to watch a football game in September in Alabama.
Here were some of the angriest and most spirited reactions to the news:
For reference, AU was undefeated in 6:30 PM starts at JHS last season with wins against Akron and Ole Miss, while they lost at 2:30 PM to Alabama and Georgia, while also almost losing as a 28-point favorite to Georgia State.