College football has long been famous for its pageantry and tradition, but college football Twitter is bringing the sport a new claim to fame: online savagery. Teams from across the country are digging at their rivals via Twitter, bringing an engaging element to an already thrilling on-field product.
Discourse among college football fans is no longer limited to stadium tailgates or message boards. Teams are carrying the conversation through their savage tweets, and the very best have made this list.
From trashing a rival through a marching band routine to a Mr. Potato Head reference, here are the most savage college football tweets of the year. The list is in no particular order.
Ole Miss trolls littering Tennessee fans
Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin was serenaded with more than boos during his highly-anticipated return to Neyland Stadium. With just over a minute remaining in the Ole Miss-Tennessee game and the Rebels up five, the Volunteers fell a yard short of the first-down marker on a fourth-and-24 pass. Once the spot of the ball was confirmed, fans began throwing everything from mustard bottles to golf balls onto the field, prompting this elite comeback from Ole Miss’ Twitter account.
The former Tennessee coach Kiffin said he got hit by “bottles with some brown stuff in them” and came away with a “souvenir golf ball.”
The incident forced Tennessee’s cheerleaders, dance team, band and student section to leave the stadium and stopped play for 20 minutes. A University of Tennessee Police Department spokesperson said 18 people were arrested and 47 were ejected.
Purdue shows no mercy to Iowa after shocking win
Iowa came into its Oct. 16 game against Purdue riding high off a 23-20 victory over then-No. 4 Penn State. The…