It’s every fan’s worst nightmare. You get all fired up for a game on the biggest possible stage. Your team is in a position it’s rarely or never been.
Maybe you travel a long distance to see the game live. Maybe you invite dozens of fellow fans over to take part in the big event. Maybe you take the entire week prior off from work to drink and eat yourself into football frenzy.
Then, it begins to happen. Your worst nightmare unfolds before your eyes. The pit in your stomach grows as the game wears on. You want to stop watching but can’t. And the carnage gets worse. You go catatonic.
Think Oklahoma-USC in 2005. Florida-Ohio State in 2007. Well, Ohio State or the Big 10 versus anyone for that matter.
So what sequence of events could send the Auburn faithful into such a sad state?
Let’s look at these National Championship Game nightmare scenarios for the Auburn Tigers.