This will sound like a broken record. And it is. But why do students continue to leave after halftime?
Is that what you did during high school football games?
I’ll give students credit for showing up to this game, and at one point the student section was close to 90 percent full, but why leave during halftime?
I feel like students have one football game to attend a year: Homecoming.
It was perfect weather for football. If you’re coming to the game, you should know it’s going to be cold. Dress in layers, it’s always easier to take something off. Leaving because it’s cold is no excuse.
I’m all for drinking and tailgating. But you also have to know that the football game will last around three hours. I know most students drink a ton before the game, show up for a quarter or two and then leave to go home and pass out. What’s the point?
If you actually enjoy watching football and you left, then shame on you the most.
Northern Illinois is a Top 25 team that is undefeated. They haven’t lost in the Mid-American conference in almost two years. Their last loss? Right here in Mount Pleasant.
You also had an opportunity to watch one of the best college football players of the past few years in Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch. He was a Heisman Trophy candidate last year, and you bet he is one this year as well after this game.
I wrote an entire article on Lynch because he did something on Saturday that has never been seen before. As a quarterback, he rushed for 316 yards. The most ever in FBS history.
And you missed it. A performance of a lifetime.
It’s not like CMU is the worst team in the MAC. It just came off of a huge upset against Ohio last week and is probably going to be eligible for a bowl game for the second straight season.
Even Western Michigan, who is winless and has eight losses, gets more excitement from the students.
You know these guys playing for CMU, you have class with them, or you’ve seen them on campus. They’re fellow Chippewas.
Support them for once. Show up for 60 minutes of football.
Then, continue the party.