Nov 24, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Walter Neil Jr. (15) looks to tackle Iowa State Cyclones tight end Charlie Kolar (88) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Saturday’s Iowa State football game looked like it was going to be just another kick in the stones that Cyclone fans seem to experience just about every year.
Iowa State was on the verge of its 11th straight loss to Kansas State, going down 38-21 with 12 and a half minutes left on the game clock.
Fans had started heading to the exits.
— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) November 25, 2018
Even fans that weren’t at the game wanted to start heading towards the exits.
I wanna head for the exit and I’m not even there. Hard to watch when you can’t stop the run.
— Cody Pearson (@capearson34) November 25, 2018
We compiled the best, “Overreaction Tweets,” from Saturday’s game.
Hawkeye fans chimed in with some new Brock Purdy puns that Iowa State fans haven’t heard yet.
They Purdy well blew this one.
— Joe Marquart (@joemarquart) November 25, 2018
Understandably so, Iowa State fans were filled with frustration.
This hurts but game set match. 11th straight loss to KSU. The defense has completely fallen of the map. The offense is trying to score double digit points on each play, which leads to mistakes. The crowd didn't show up to the game. Frustrated Cyclone fan sitting at home.
— Corey Murray (@thegame2437) November 25, 2018
— Bret Walinga (@BWAL76) November 25, 2018
Other Cyclone fans were willing to bet everything against the Cyclones in a bowl game.
Iowa State's defense has gotten run over tonight against 5-6 Kansas State. Bet everything on Cyclones bowl opponent, this defense has nothing left.
— EaglesandCyclones (@Randyljobst) November 25, 2018
Even West Virginia fans were dismayed.
One suggested a move to the American Athletic Conference.
If losing to 6-4 Iowa State by 16 points, and losing to 6-5 oSu after leading 34-17 is the best we can do, maybe we should move to the AAC.
By the way, I wouldn't count a bowl win just yet. Grier likely won't play. Sills and Jennings may not, either.
— WVMike (@MarshallSucks) November 25, 2018
Some called for the seniors to be on the field to finish out senior night and pack up the bags.
Just play the seniors…let them end this game on the field.
— It's A Cyclone World (@forthewin450) November 25, 2018
It still seemed like Iowa State needed too much help to turn things around and win this game, and then Mike Rose had a fumble fall right into his hands.
The ball had bounced from Skylar Thompson’s grasp, as he was hit from behind, and landed right into the hands of Rose – who returned it for the score.
One fan was so overjoyed, that he offered Rose his children.
MIKE ROSE HAVE MY KIDS
— Omaha Cyclone (@ISU365) November 25, 2018
All of the sudden, fans heading out of the stadium wanted to get back in.
Cyclone fans trying to get back in Jack Trice rn pic.twitter.com/kHXZYbayfs
— 8-4 FOREVER (@IowaHawkGuy) November 25, 2018
Iowa State went on to win this one 42-38 in an unbelievable 17-point fourth quarter comeback.
The 80 points scored in the game were the most in the entire 102-meeting series, solidifying its spot as one of the best Farmageddon games of all time.
This tweet, however, summed it all up perfectly.
Holy shit Cyclones
— Chris Blome (@cblomefarms) November 25, 2018