We are greeted by the Dance Team as we arrive for the game.
The Marching Band trumpets our arrival as well.
Huge banners cloak the stadium.
This Stadium I-beam bears student signatures.
We've come 43 minutes early for all the festivities.
This fan is set to go. (Look closely at the tattoo on his arm. It's the Schrodinger Equation!)
Wide view of TDECU Stadium from the bleachers area.
The Cougars arrive, ready to play ball.
A student cheering section.
A Zebra Convention! The referees look like they mean business.
The great Cougar Marching Band takes the field ...
... with this majorette out in front.
The honor guard with wife and son of a fallen soldier, former Cougar football player, Sam Hariston.
National Anthem sung by Moore's School Concert Women's Chorus. (Deaf-signing in front.)
The Band spells COUGARS.
The Band gives us the letter H.
H for Houston with serifs.
About to flip the coin for the kickoff.
Coin in the air! Cougars won the toss.
The University of South Florida begins the game with the kickoff ...
... and Ayres runs it back for UH.
O'Korn takes the opening snap.
O'Korn back to pass ...
He can't find a receiver and opts to run.
O'Korn back to pass again. This time the pocket collapses on him.
We have to punt. Akins receives for UCF.
A lull in the actions. Mack Rhoades presents the game ball to two generous donors.