Monday, September 7, 2009

BYU's Epic Day of Victory and Chaos!

"Some will instinctively downplay BYU's 14-13 upset due to Heisman winner Sam Bradford's shoulder injury. Those people probably did not watch the game. A swarming Cougars defense exploited Oklahoma's rebuilt offensive line from the get-...go. The scoreboard read 7-7 when Bradford went out, 10-7 at halftime and 13-7 after BYU stonewalled Oklahoma on a third-and-goal from the one-yard-line." -Sports Illustrated

Saturday night I had the amazing opportunity to be in Provo, hanging with some friends while witnessing BYU's first game of the season. We played the Oklahoma Sooner's and let me tell you, this game was a good one. I found myself stressed out hitting half-time and throughout the fourth quarter... That's when you know it's a good game. Haha!

As I stood up near the end because I couldn't handle sitting any longer, I found myself pacing and thinking, "Com'on Cougars - You can do this! You can beat the third ranked team in the nation!" Then, they did.


Final Score = BYU 14 - Oklahoma 13
It was an epic day.

After the game finished, our group promptly ran through the complex parking lot screaming, blowing Dustin' victory horn, lighting some ground fireworks, and then hopping in our car to drive around and share in our victory. How can I describe Provo at this time? It looked like Mexico after winning the World Cup. I mean, there wasn't a bunch of drunks out, but you couldn't have told cause everyone was going insane. The streets were lined with THOUSANDS of college kids high-fiving cars as they slowly crept by while car horns were honking and drums were being played out on lawns down University. Young adults stood screaming and chanting on the street corners, and when the "walk" sign lite up, they would run into the middle of the intersection, jump around, and run back on a green light. Only in Provo, might I add, would the kids wait till it was legal to run into the street. Haha!

After driving down University three or four times times and driving through campus, honking the entire time, we were told by my friend BG to yell out for everyone to head to the stadium... so, we did! Haha... We sent out texts, yelled out our windows and headed north to Lavell Edwards Stadium. When we got there, there was probably forty or fifty kids there - not very many. Within the hour, there were thousands of kids piling into the stadium parking lot for chanting "BYU" sessions, a giant dance party, and just a huge celebration of a great victory for the BYU Cougars and our football team. People were piled into the back of trucks, hanging out the windows, tearing off their shirts (well, the boys...) and renting their clothes - just like in biblical times. Haha! Strong emotions still emote and encourages that, apparently.

Again, I quote, "Some will instinctively downplay BYU's 14-13 upset due to Heisman winner Sam Bradford's shoulder injury. Those people probably did not watch the game. A swarming Cougars defense exploited Oklahoma's rebuilt offensive line from the get-...go. The scoreboard read 7-7 when Bradford went out, 10-7 at halftime and 13-7 after BYU stonewalled Oklahoma on a third-and-goal from the one-yard-line." -Sports Illustrated

They forgot to mention that we didn't have Harvey Unga the entire time either, so get off about Bradford. If you watched the game, you can't deny we put up a good fight. Also, Oklahoma did not dominate us, which everyone thought they would. We played a good, fair game and had a fantastic victory in the end. It was incredible.


I am ALWAYS proud to be a Cougar, but yesterday the pride I had in my BYU Football team was ten fold - Keep it up Cougars!
*muah*


Song of the Day: The Cougar Fight s
ong seems appropriate, no...? :) Haha! Actually, listen to a good song by Queen called, We Are The Champions. A classic song, appropriate for the time. Go Cougars!

7 comments:

a sunlit dreaming tree said...

linz! that's so great that you got to experience something as awesome as that! :)

can't wait to keep hearing great things from you!
-julie

Mindy said...

And you in your near-Sooners crimson!! Naughty! :)

Mike said...

Definitely a good win for BYU, good for you. And I watched the game, so I do not downplay the victory due to Sam Bradford's injury. I downplay it for other reasons...

Team Carter said...

That was seriously amazing. I LOVE BYU! nights like that make me sad that I am moving in a year. love you!!!!

Adam R. said...

Linze, We are AWESOME!!!!! Also, I forgot to tell you how cute your hair looked that night. Go BYU!!!

Sue said...

I was there in the Cowboy Stadium and it was awesome cheering our Cougars onto victory! GO BYU!!!!! Now ranked #9 in the Nation!

David said...

Loved the game! I haven't heard so much honking on the streets of Provo since a young man by the name of Johnny Harline happened to catch a certain John Beck pass after time expired in the end zone of another certain team in a red uniform.