Friday, September 11, 2009
My Dad and I set flight Friday night to make it down there. We booked a hotel for the weekend and also rented a car. Before the trip, my Dad asked me what the chances of BYU winning were. I responded "slim to none". That was the feeling of almost any fan.
Saturday morning, we headed to Six Flags Over Texas to enjoy the day before the game. It was nice because it kept our minds off of the game and we were able to enjoy some of the raddest roller coasters. The lines were incredibly short, so we were able to ride about every roller coaster there. We rode one called "Titan" twice at the end. It climbs at the beginning and has an immediate 255-foot drop into a 120 foot dark tunnel. It's incredible! Forces of up to 4.5 G's are sustained for several seconds. Both times I remember nearly blacking out.
Back to the Game - We parked at Six Flags for both the theme park and the game. We walked about 1/2 mile to the stadium.
So, I have to tell you about the stadium. We walked through the hot sun and humidity and it just got more and more miserable. When you get within 5 feet of the stadium, you can feel the cold air pouring out and hitting you. Yes, the dome stadium is fully air conditioned! So, we were able to enjoy the whole game without the heat bothering us. We also got our own individual seat, even though we were on the 4th floor near the top. The screen is 159ft. 7in. long. It's in HD quality and was just amazing!! Anywhere you sit in the stadium, it's not a bad seat. Here are a couple pictures to show how incredible it was.
The game started and BYU held tough. The defense was very impressive throughout the entire game! Max Hall had a great game as well! He had a few mistakes, but he recovered. Harvey Unga (RB) was unable to play the game and we knew that would hurt the Cougars. At Halftime, the score was 10-7 in favor of Oklahoma. Keep in mind that BYU was a 22 point underdog. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma's Heisman winning QB, got hit really hard on a play right before halftime. He landed awkwardly on his shoulder, sending him out of the remainder of the game. The injury was unfortunate, but the hit was incredible. The defense remained tough.
The second half began and BYU held strong. Oklahoma kicked a field goal to put them up 13-7 entering the 4th quarter. BYU got the ball with just under 12 minutes left. This was it for them. They needed to make big plays here. There drive was nearing an end when they failed to convert on 3rd down. They faced a 4th and 4 and decided to do a hurry up play to throw off the defense. Max hiked the ball and dropped back. He quickly found Dennis Pitta for a huge play down the middle. They were within scoring range. A few plays later, Max Hall found RM Mckay Jacobson in the back of the endzone WIDE OPEN! With the extra point, it put BYU up 14-13! The defense held again and BYU pulled off one of the greatest upsets in BYU history!
What an incredible game and the trip was even better with a BYU win. My Dad and I had a blast doing everything we did! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
As far as my life goes for the past little while... I am still at eBay and was recently promoted to Supervisor. I Supervise our prohibited items team. They monitor things like, sale of firearms, fireworks, military supplies, police supplies, nazi products, etc. It's exciting and I am really liking it.
I have been participating on a BYU ultimate frisbee team and we just entered tournament play. We won our first game 12-4 and we will be playing the best team in our division, besides us, on Thursday. :)
Other than that, my summer has been consisting of Real Salt Lake soccer games, Bees baseball games, spending time with the family, and whatever else I can think of that sounds fun.
Here are some highlights for BYU football to get you excited about the season!
Friday, March 6, 2009
After we got into the stadium, we were at the top of the lower bowl. Almost perfect seats, if you ask me. Being closer is fun, but I like where we were. Kirk and I were there and Kendra came with me. It was again one of the loudest games that I had been to. BYU was trailing by 2 at half in what was an ugly first half. In the second half, BYU started really well and started to get the crowd into the game. Jackson Emery then hit a 3 putting the Cougars up by 1. This was incredible and the crowd erupted! Then Lee Cummard stuffed Luke Neville, a guy who is over 7 feet tall. This made the crowd even louder. It was over from there as Utah never took the crowd out again. BYU ended up winning by 13.
Friday, December 5, 2008
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Friday, September 5, 2008
BYU opened up the 2008 season with Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa is a team from the FCS, not the BCS. That just means that BYU should blow them out because they're a league higher.
BYU opened up to a 20-3 lead, but later it was closed to a 27-17 lead. There were some mistakes on both offense and defense that made this happen. Fumbles are the fans biggest concern right now.
Max Hall showed that he still has "it" by throwing for almost 500 yards and a pair of TDs, with no interceptions. Hall did fumble once in the endzone and that led to a TD for the other team. I would blame that on the OLine though. Dennis Pitta was Hall's main receiver, catching for over 200 yards. He will be a main contributor this season.
I took Kendra to the game and we both had a blast! There was somebody on our bench that shouldn't have been there, so it was a little scrunched. Okay, so we were realy scrunched. We were short a seat, but we improvised. We had so much fun though. I took my motorcycle and Kenj rode on the back. It's still nice to get that premium parking and be able to pass all of the cars.
This was the first game that we sat in the student section. Brian, Kirk, my roommate Derek, and I all have All-Sport Passes. We are in the endzone on row 18. We got some pretty decent seats. I would like to be about 10 rows behind us though. I think we're a little too close to see what is happening at the other end of the field.
After the game, Kenj and I went to join the rest of the family at the storytelling festival. We heard a couple of stories and they were pretty funny. My Grandpa was in the hospital and we found out he had cancer and was not doing well at all. We ended early and My Mom, Dad, Bethany, and I all headed out to South Dakota in one night. That is where the night ended.
After a week in South Dakota, we found that my Grandpa has improved quite a bit. He was barely responding when we go there and he was attached to a breathing tube that was keeping him alive. The last day we were there, he was in a chair and talking to us. He is still a little confused and will never be the same. It was good to see that he recovered the way he did. He was nice to visit both my Grandma and Grandpa.