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:
It is criminal this is not a night game @SEConCBS
— 🦚 Barning Knight 🐅 (@BarningKnight) May 25, 2022
This announcement makes me look forward to the CBS/ SEC divorce that much more.
— Suffering Braves Fan (@imthatguycal) May 25, 2022
Whomever approved this should put in a timeout for the rest of the year. This is absurd to not have this as a prime time night game. Crazy…
— Full Monte (@MonteLive) May 25, 2022
RIP everyone at the game.
— AshleySchaeffer🦚⚜️ (@AUSchaefferBMW) May 25, 2022
YEAAAAA YALL DROPPED THE BALL AGAIN
— Justin 🦚 (@itssthermal) May 25, 2022
I’m so piss off that this is not a night game .. someone needs to say something
— Tru (@ItsTruly_) May 25, 2022
Tell CBS to shove it. NO ONE wants *this* game at *this* time
— #1 Barner 🅿️ 🦚 👉🏼 (@PrtyFly4WhteGuy) May 25, 2022
really.. 🤦🏽♂️ too hot. this one should be prime time
— Weagle 🦅 (@AUxTigers) May 25, 2022
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.