Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eastern Michigan Football at Bowling Green

So on Saturday I went down to take pictures at the Eastern Michigan game at Bowling Green.  Prior to the game, the Eagles were looking pretty good at three and one.  The Falcons weren't looking quite so good at one and three.  Despite that, the folks in Vegas had Bowling Green favored by a field goal or so.  As I looked at the stats leading up to the game, I should have bet on the Eagles.

I'm posting pictures from stuff outside of the game, so if you want pictures of the game itself head over to Hustle Belt.
 There was a lightning delay prior to the start of the game, so I decided to head up to the press box.  The view from up there is not too bad.  Basically if there is a lightning strike within eight miles of the stadium, the game gets delayed for 30 minutes.  If there is another in that time period, the clock gets reset.  Fortunately, there were no more lightning strikes in the area so the game was only delayed a half hour.
 The band took the field.  I'd have to say that the Bowling Green band looked and sounded pretty impressive.
 Another shot of the band.
 The flag girls.
 Bowling Green plays in Doyt Perry Stadium which incidentally opened on October 1st of 1966 so they were celebrating it's 50th birthday.  The stadium was named after Doyt L. Perry who was a very successful Bowling Green coach and athletic directory.  It replaced University Stadium which was a WPA project.  Currently, it has a rated capacity of 24,000 people.
 Behind it is the Sebo Athletic facility which has premium seating and the athletic offices.
 Another part of the band.
 The colors were brought in by an Air Force ROTC group.
 Bowling Green is one of only a handful of universities to actually have an airfield on the campus.  As a result, they had a flyover by some of the pilots from their Aviation program.  I thought it was pretty neat and I hope it inspired our athletic director to do the same at Rynearson Stadium.
 Coach Creighton is flying high right now.
 The cheerleaders lead the team as they take the field.
 I was surprised to see a fair number of Eastern Michigan fans in attendance.  They were given a pretty good game.
This is probably my favorite picture from the game.  They are celebrating Sergio Bailey's fantastic catch for a touchdown.  Eastern Michigan would go on to win 28-25.  They face the Toledo Rockets this weekend.

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