We arrive early at NRG Stadium for the big game.
The inside of the stadium is SO BIG!
Down on the field, the two teams warm up. Quarterbacks Ward and Mayfield throw practice balls.
The Houston Cheerleaders are also warming up.
The SkyCam zooms past us.
Most of the band is here ...
... and candy floss is being sold.
The Cougar Dolls are performing for a photographer.
The UH Band arrives. Here's the percussion group.
They begin their formations.
The Band forms Texas, and Texas stands tall ...
... but the twirlers remind me of something ...
The UH Band morphs into the Cougar H.
The Oklahoma band answers with their Big O.
A classic Drum Major struts his stuff with the Oklahoma Band.
An Oklahoma dancer and the Sooner Mascot
The National Anthem. (She did a much better than usual job of it.)
The Oklahoma Sooner's horse mascot
And here come the Sooners ...
... followed by the Cougars.
The UH team runs their flags into the stadium.
Both teams pray -- for ?? Each to his own, I reckon.
Governor Greg Abbott arrives for the coin toss.
The toss goes to UH. We opt to kick off to OU.
Last minute caucuses on both sides
Our Special Team does its war dance before the kickoff.
Cumings kicks off and the game is afoot!
Oklahoma gains a few yards on the kickoff return.
Mayfield passes to Perine for 4 yards.
Williams ends a 9 yard gain by OU's Westbrook.