Oct 5, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs fans/ during the game against the LSU Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 59-26. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

MSU Students Get an 'F' as Football Fans vs. Bowling Green

It’s 21-13 at halftime. What do you do?

Correct answer: watch the band play. Go to the restroom. Get some nachos, a soft pretzel, a coke. Then you go back to your seat for the 2nd half of football.

Wrong answer: Leave the stadium.

MSU student section at the game Saturday night: they leave the game.

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Somehow, someway, despite a complete lackluster effort by the Bulldogs they managed to walk away from that game with a win, 21-20. The offense didn’t score any points in the second half. The defense is probably lucky Bowling Green didn’t go for two when they scored a touchdown.

When your team isn’t on their A game, sometimes you have to do what you can as a fan to try to help them reach back for something more to get the job done. It’s impossible to do that if you’re drinking in the Junction, or playing Tiddlywinks at the frat house.

If you didn’t like what you saw so you left, that’s no excuse. If this was professional football then sure, walk out. But it’s not, so don’t.

If you actually had to pay a substantial amount for your tickets like the rest of the fans at the game, then you might have reason as well. At least they might have to drive back home – you live in Starkville! You pay next to nothing to attend the game, get primo seats, and you leave at halftime of a 21-13 game!

I don’t care who we are playing, don’t leave until the game is 100% in hand, or don’t enter the stadium. Give your ticket to someone else.

If the student section is going to be like this, their allotment of tickets either needs to be decreased or moved to the upper deck. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen the students evacuate prematurely. I’d suggest the administration put them under a probationary period during the 2014 season and use that as a determination as to how many tickets they should get, and where they should sit.

Not every student left, and for those who stayed, thank you. But to those who left, this ain’t Ole Miss, we have football weekends to win a game, not a party. And before you Greeks call me a dork, I was in a fraternity and AT SCHOOL DURING THE CROOM YEARS – we stayed for every game until we were down by 5 touchdowns (which was almost every game at some point).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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