If there was any thought that Twitter would be calmer than usual as the BYU Cougars took on the Western Michigan Broncos in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise on Friday afternoon, that idea was quickly erased.
The Cougars started decently enough despite being shorthanded, especially at running back, but fell apart in the second quarter and trail 10-7 at halftime.
Twitter reacted accordingly.
Many were frustrated with the offensive playcalling, as Zach Wilson didn't have an incompletion in the first half but only threw the ball eight times despite the fact that BYU was playing without its top three running backs.
In particular, an attempted trick play in the second quarter led to a Cougars fumble, which the Broncos recovered. They scored a touchdown a few minutes later.
One fan did have a theory that perhaps BYU is already looking to next season, and of course the Cougars' rivalry with Utah was tied into the thought.
Although BYU fans finished the first half frustrated, there were some lighter moments in the opening two quarters.
The Cougars took the early lead on a pretty throw from Wilson to Dylan Collie.
Later, BYU had a fourth down and it appeared Rhett Almond was going to fake the punt before he finally kicked it. The play brought back memories of a few years ago when Cougar punter Jonny Linehan faked a punt on fourth-and-18 from BYU's own 5-yard line at Albertsons Stadium.