Yellow Jackets vs. Western Carolina Catamounts

10 Sep

Last week was Georgia Tech’s first football game against Western Carolina. We won 63-21. It was the fifth straight season-opening win for Georgia Tech.

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We had an amazing view of the field, not bad for free tickets. I considered this my first real experience with college football and I loved every minute of it. I’ve heard that college football is nothing compared to the Dolphin games I use to attend, and they were right. The crowd’s spirit was unbelievable.

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First off it took us 20 minutes to get inside of the stadium since the student Buzz card readers were not working correctly. In those first 20 minutes of the game we scored three touch downs. When Luis and I were able to enter the stadium and find a spot, we were happy to see how close we were to the field and even had space to move around, even though I wouldn’t have minded being elbow to elbow in the crowd. The stadium was packed with gold and white spirit. Once again coming from Dolphin games that have more people in the parking lot tail gating than in the stadium (unless we were winning), it surprised me how full the stadium was and how nice our stadium is since it was our first time actually inside the stadium.

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There were some great moves on the field from both sides and some other plays that could use some more work, but being in the stand made it a great first time experience for both of us.

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I enjoyed not only the crowd, but the student videos that played on the jumbo tron during the game; one of them mocking our “engineer football team”.

Our band was great and loved their super hero themed half time show. BUT the best was the Swarm crew who kept the crowd pumped with our team mascot Buzz. I kept telling Luis it is my new goal to be a part of the Swarm team, they had the best time and I enjoyed watching them having a blast. I wonder if they keep up that spirit when we are losing?

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As tradition goes after the game when we win, the steam whistle blew 63 times. While walking home we watched the fraternities paper the trees and celebrate our win. Even though I am sure they always celebrate win or lose =)  Today we play against Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who we beat last year.  Let’s see if we can do it again!

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Can I just say I love our mascot Buzz!? I love watching his tail bounce around as he we walks. I think he likes me too since both times that I have met him he gave me a hug. Love you Buzz!

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