We arrive at TDECU Stadium. The sun is shining -- for the moment.
The Lamar Band is already in the stands.
The three Lamar quarterbacks are warming up. Earp is throwing.
Here come UH's tubas.
A spontaneous UH Band rally
Last minute caucuses after the team warmups.
Our Cougars, warmed up, stop to greet the students ...
... and the students respond.
Shasta and Sasha announce the UH Band's arrival.
The Band is led in by the flags and helmet cart.
Here they come!
The UH helmet!
The Band forms the state of Texas ...
... and they spell out C-O-U-G-A-R-S as the stadium fills.
The National Anthem (which can hardly be heard on the North side of the Stadium.)
The students herald the official arrival of the team ...
... and here they come, led by Coach Herman.
The crowd is deafening ...
... and the stadium is energized.
The Lamar Cardinal is not deterred.
The coin-toss party includes Tillman Fertitta and Renu Khator.
Lamar will receive the ball!
Now the Lamar Cardinals arrive.
They run their flags. (Oops, the name is backward ...
... let's reverse it.)
We sit behind the Lamar cheerleaders.
Cummings kicks off ...
... and Randle makes a nice 30-yard return for Lamar.