TDECU Stadium is humming, an hour before kickoff.
The UH Cheerleaders are warming up -- practicing a quadruple, triple-stack
I think this cheerleader has her act in good order.
The Louisville Cardinals pregame -- signal "We are No. 1"
The Tuba Team does its own warmup.
Cardinal stretching exercises. (Fetching, No?)
team meetings during warm-ups.
Cougars all -- students. cheerleaders, and team
We sit in front of the Cardinal cheerleaders -- almost as good as our own!
The Band comes on to the field ...
... to play the National Anthem. Fireworks follow.
The Band spells COUGARS.
Now the Band forms an H.
What is this, coming out of the sky?
Egad! A parachutist.
And another one drops out of the darkness.
He lands and quickly gathers in his chute.
Here comes the team.
The cheering noise is beyond believable.
Some (I couldn't get them all) of the Seniors being honored -- left to right: Harvey, Faires, Jackson, McCoy, Ezell, Cumming, Long, Singleton, Allen, Bowser, and Wilson
See Philipians 6:4 ... applies to the Cougars ...
... and to the Cardinals as well.
ESPN's flying SkyCam whizzes back and forth across the field.
The ritual Coin Toss. It determines that the Cardinals will receive first...
... so Cummings lets it fly ...
... and Williams drops the ball on the return. Birden recovers the fumble near the goal line.
Oh Oh. Williams is hurt. He'd been suffering a shoulder injury. Maybe that caused the fumble.