Shirtless Cincinnati football fan quickly becomes meme when Alabama holds UC to field goal

A shirtless Cincinnati Bearcats football fan gave a blank look after the Alabama football team held UC to a field goal in the first quarter.

Cincinnati faced third-and-goal at the Alabama 9-yard line, and Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder was tackled for a 6-yard loss. It led to Cincinnati’s Cole Smith kicking a 33-yard field goal with 4:52 left in the first quarter.

The field goal cut the Alabama lead to 7-3 vs. Cincinnati.

But the Cincinnati fan had a very mournful look on his face after Alabama tackled Ridder that led to the field goal. He became a meme quickly on Twitter.

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Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger tweeted with a picture of the fan, “Hello darkness.”

“Bro knows you can’t trade FGs for TDs,” tweeted FOX.

Cincinnati fan’s disappointment redux

Cincinnati fans cheer during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA College Football Playoff semifinal game against Alabama, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

The Cincinnati football fan’s disappointment was on display again when Alabama stopped Cincinnati on fourth-and-3 at the Alabama 22-yard line. Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder was tackled for a 4-yard loss with 10:22 left in the fourth quarter.

Alabama defeated Cincinnati 27-6 in Friday’s game.

Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, improved to 13-1 overall. The No. 4-ranked UC Bearcats ended the season 13-1 overall.

After their CFP semifinal, Alabama leads the all-time series 6-0 vs. the Cincinnati Bearcats.

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Luke Fickell is the Cincinnati Bearcats football head coach. Nick Saban is the Alabama football head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Shirtless Cincinnati fan becomes meme reacting to Alabama defense