On Saturday, the unranked Iowa Hawkeyes came perilously close to defeating the No. 4 Penn State Nittany Lions. It was a thrilling nail-biter of a game that literally came down to the last second. The Hawkeyes were up 19-15 with four seconds left on the clock, and it looked like they were about to pull off one of the upsets of the year.
Of course, things didn’t quite go the way Iowa and its fans hopes, as Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was able to find Juwan Johnson in the end zone as time expired, and the seven-yard touchdown pass sealed the victory for PSU.
Here’s the heartbreak, if you care to watch it again (or if you missed it).
Hawkeyes fans everywhere were understandably devastated. Among the ranks of the Iowa faithful is WWE Superstar Big E, who himself played football for a time at Iowa, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. Big E was backstage at a WWE live event, watching the game closely with his New Day brethren. And naturally, Xavier Woods was right there to get all of the gut-wrenching agony of Big E watching the loss, helpfully scored at just the right moment to “Bad Day.”
We are so sorry, Big E. We hope that the power of positivity is able to get you through this trying time.