First game in fayetteville in a long time. too long. tailgating was calm, nicely shaded, we had fun but it wasn’t nearly as wild as LR. not sure if that’s typical or just due to opponent/our bad record for years. But as a dad, it was nice, kids had fun.
CSU fans were very nice, everyone got along great before and after the game.
The HogTown on Maple-band was good, bouncy things for hte kids was good. service was slow at all the food trucks, and man it was HOT! I was so looking forward to escaping the LR heat, but it was brutal on that black asphalt.
Stadium really looks good, during the day with the fountain, and even better at night with the backlit HOg. really impressive job on the physical plant, proud of our university. also the softball and soccer fields were beautiful, the new dorms going up are cool, just enjoyed seeing the campus, as always.
In the stadium, the south end zone outdoor club seats are very nice, amenities were the best I’ve ever had at a college football game (except for the Pepsi, but that’s another topic). easy lines, plenty of restrooms, nice people, etc.
They had fewer “recognitions” than I remember-still too many, but improved.
Much better job with the DJ keeping the crowd involved, and I did not think the music was “too loud”. liked the songs and the volume. and in the 4th quarter when they show fans dancing on the big, beautiful screens, that was very entertaining. That grandma on the top of the east stands was awesome, literally lifted up the whole place.
The fireworks after every score are loud and a little obnoxious. Maybe I’ll get used to them, but they startled me every time. I’m getting old, i guess.
crowd was pretty loud, all things considered, can’t wait for the MissStake game-should be LOUD.
Not much to add to everyone’s discussion of the game. On the fumble, Starks was so far from Boyd that we all assumed it was a pass play. no idea how he even “handed off” to Boyd from that far away.
Cunningham is fun to watch from the endzone. athletic and strong. we didn’t seem to pull much, but all the oL seem to move very well. Just need them to stay healthy and get continuity!
Team meeting-this was a very cool part of the game, and I don’t think it was on tv. After CSU missed a FG, and it was still 34-34, there was a long TV timeout. All the hogs gathered on the field about the 50 yard line, for the whole time. I’m not sure if it was coaches talking or captains talking, but they were quiet and focused as a group. After that pow-wow, our D crushed them and our O crushed them. It was like watching our team grow up, right in front of our eyes. Very cool, so glad to watch it!
Anyway, after that game, I was exhausted and had a tremendous headache, I have no idea how our players play so hard so long in that heat/humidity.