Ah, Week 1 of college football. So many hopes, so much enthusiasm … so many expectations that seem to go down the drain after just 60 minutes on the field.

LSU fans, for instance, made the long trek to Pasadena, Calif., in big numbers to support their Tigers against UCLA:

But the Bruins won anyway, leaving a lot of LSU fans with expressions similar to that worn by coach Ed Orgeron.

And Clemson fans were keyed up for their humongous game against Georgia, only to watch their offense flop:

It was enough to make Tigers fans look to the heavens for answers:

We got the return of the beloved #SurrenderCobra, executed in fine form here:

And Clemson even executed a double surrender cobra:

Not to be outdone was this Miami fan as his team was drilled by Alabama:

Mississippi State fans spent much of Saturday worrying as their team trailed Louisiana Tech. But MSU rallied for victory in Starkville. You might say it was a dogged effort:


But there was no comeback to be had in Nashville. Look, we try really hard not to pick on Vanderbilt in this space. But a 20-point loss at home to FCS program East Tennessee State? Oh dear. When does baseball season start?

Top academic schools in FBS had a rough go of it all the way around (this thread doesn’t even account for Duke losing to Charlotte for the 49ers’ first victory ever over a Power 5 school):

The surrender cobra made another appearance as Georgia Tech lost at home to Northern Illinois:

The cobra struck again for Illinois fans in a loss to UTSA:

…and our old friend #SurrenderStefon also made a less-than-triumphant return at Illinois:

… but wait, there’s more. How about a combination surrender cobra and surrender Stefon?

Elsewhere in Big Ten country, Indiana had a spelling problem even before a blowout loss to Iowa. Wonder if “Back Home Again in Indinia” will be a big hit?

Finally, Houston fans found out that a possible pending invitation to the Big 12 might not be so exciting after all:

They can take solace that at least the letters on their chest were correct, unlike Indiana.