What a Frenzy!

Our PSU Vikings took on Montana State last Saturday in a neck-and-neck battle. Many students attended the game in their PSU gear for a green out. The Freshmen Frenzy provided students with free Viking T-shirts, pizza, drinks and games before the match while tailgating outside of JELD-WEN. The atmosphere was great and students were able to hang out and meet new people.

I was surprised to see so many Montana State fans at the game. There were hundreds of them at the stadium and had their own tailgate experience in the parking lot that rivaled our own. However, the blue gear was no match for the noise from PSU supporters that filled the stadium, especially during the last quarter.

Students grabbed their Viking horns and cheered until the final seconds of the game. Although we lost 36-38, this was the best PSU game I’ve attended. The Viks played their heart out, and students showed up to support their team. I really look forward to the next home game and hope to see even more students decked in green and making some noise.

Show up in support of our Viks at the Homecoming game on Oct. 22 when we play against Willamette. Did you attend the Freshmen Frenzy? Do you think you will go to more PSU games this season?

Vikings Sweep Southern

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?