For at the least the third time in school history, students swarmed the field at what’s now the Reynolds Razorback Stadium. In 1999, I was in the stands as a freshman UA student. Seeing so many classmates rush the field to tear down the goalposts (en route to Dickson St.) in the aftermath of a 28-24 win over Tennessee was an amazing thing. But it’s only in my mind. No iPhones back then.
That wasn’t the case Saturday night, in the aftermath of the most cathartic sports event I’ve ever experienced. I happened to be in the stands once more, this time with means to document the historic night.
Here are a few snapshots –
10,000 plus people on field right now cheering #Hogs first #SEC win of Bret Bielema Era. pic.twitter.com/Q7yXrFGG8r
— Evin Demirel (@evindemirel) November 16, 2014
Panorama of most special stadium experience I have been apart of since the #Hogs beat UT 28-24 in 1999. pic.twitter.com/wf6NpQbrGJ — Evin Demirel (@evindemirel) November 16, 2014
Below are a couple videos, too. The one at top shows hundreds of UA students gushing all of the sudden onto the field. If I were to make a horrible analogy, I’d say it’s similar to seeing someone’s water break. But I won’t do that.
(PS – Excuse the initial shakiness. It took a while to get my bearings with all the pandemonium.)