Last Saturday, The PSU football team defeated Southern Oregon with a 52-0 blowout; A great way to kick off the season! The majority were scored towards the beginning of the game, stretching out the first half for 2 hours. With the Viks winning, students cheered on from the bleachers in their PSU gear.
Having attended games in previous years, I definitely saw an improvement in turn out. Usually not many people attend, which makes it a complete different experience from other schools like OSU, where students tailgate and tickets run out. I realize we’re not a Pac 12 school, but we still lack school spirit. The fact that we’re not a traditional residential university is a big reason why there’s a shortage of supporters attending games.
Whether it was the renewed JELD-WEN Stadium, nice weather, or awesome fireworks, we had a pretty good turnout for the first game. It was a little hard to get into it the second half since we were winning, but at least we were the ones scoring this time! Overall, I had a good time. It was nice to see more people show up compared to other games. Either way, you won’t have trouble getting hold of a ticket or a seat.
Vikings play next on Sept. 17 against Northern Arizona @ 5:05pm JELD-WEN Stadium. Show your school spirit by attending the game in PSU colors and support our football team.
Did you attend the game? Do you care about PSU football?