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It was hard to get a feel for it on TV*. Was the support decent? Was it late-arriving / did everyone stay til the end? Did the students come out in full force? How was the tailgating scene? Was there any sort of pregame buzz since it was the opener? Thanks.
*Computer, since we weren't on TV.
31K, 60% of the students left at halftime. There was no buzz at all.
It was absurdly hot, I felt bad for those sitting on the other side of Tyser baking in the sun.
Go away, KA!
It was pretty much what you'd expect. Got decently loud every once in awhile but with the type of game it was the energy from the team taking the field was zapped in like 60 seconds and didn't come back sans a couple big plays here and there.
Students were great before the game and early on and then disappeared at halftime.
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
Very few legit Terp football fans but we will be there hoping for the best...this is the foundation to build on. Hopefully we add a couple more solid recruiting classes and turn the corner
There was a buzz anytime Diggs was around the ball.
Crowd was reasonable.
We elected to receive, and that first interception by W&M only about like 1 minute into the game deflated things a bit. Agree with the Diggs comments. His level of excitement was great to see.
Better than expected. Lower bowl actually looked pretty full. Very boring game but the crowd stayed and was surprisingly loud in supporting the winning drive. Insanely hot in the first half.
Was surprised how many fans were there for this one all things considered. The heat and general boring play really zapped the crowd, I'm not upset that anyone left early, but kudos to those who stayed the whole way.
I didn't realize how hot (and bright) it was until I got into my seat. It was pretty unbearable. The students had to be miserable, too.
Our ice cream had pretty much melted in the 5 minutes it took to walk back to our seats. My buddy's daughter was drinking it through a straw.
The crowd stayed? The student section was less than 1/3 full by the end of the 3rd quarter.
31k for the opener is downright scary for a 1-3 win season.
It is. We are probably fortunate their are only 6 home games this year. The Wake game in particular after a bye week and a likely unfathomably bad beatdown at WVU has the potential to be hideous.
Yes, people left. Considering how hot it was and how awful the game was, there was still a surprisingly good crowd in the 4th quarter.
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The parking lots that I usually tailgate in were virtually empty, as were most of the seats in my section 6 minutes before kickoff. It filled in somewhat but overall sparsely attended and very apathetic crowd.
Did you take that picture from the Tyser HogieSuite?
I was talking about the students. They nearly all left.
Considering that student section had probably 90%+ tickets claimed, some quick math leads to the rest of the stadium being about half full. Dagger.
But on the plus side we had no problem spreading out and the kids had plenty of room to play in the stands, run around and everything. Edsall helped to create that kid-friendly stadium environment!
I'm becoming a fan of the football gameday ghost town atmosphere. Excellent parking spots on campus, no more than 5 deep at the concession stand, can get in and out of the bathrooms fast, only took 10 minutes to get onto Route 50 afterwards...really starting to dig it.
Looks like the Ollies Cheap Seats is developing a sweet cult like following.
9b was pretty full I thought. Thought the attendance was better than I expected. We left at halftime because the heat was too much to sit in for that boring of a game. Oh well. Had fun up til game time at least.
We had a lot of fun, despite what we saw on the field. If the Terp Town thing is like that every game, we'll be going to most of the games just because the kid(s) had such a great time.
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