Not only was the Utah football game the biggest in recent history, it was also the biggest crowd!
The Horned Frog’s game against Utah gained more than ESPN GameDay’s attention. A record setting crowd filled the stands of Amon G. Carter Saturday night.
An announcement said 50,307 people attended the game. Not only is that a record for a home game against an out-of-state opponent, but also any opponent ever played. The last sold out game was the Frogs victory over Texas Tech University in 2006.
For some fans, it was their first time to attend a TCU game. Jerry Clennon said he came because of the matchup of two ranked teams.
“The play really big time football, very aggressive defense, and are well-coached,” Clennon said. “I like them a lot.”
One event that drew attendance was the fifth annual Frogs for the Cure. A portion of t-shirt and ticket sales benefitted the Tarrant County branch of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Students get free admission with a valid TCU id card, though some students were left without seats. However, sophomore Dezi Bennett still enjoyed the experience.
Fans were allowed to rush the field at the end of the game. Ross Bailey, associate athletics director for operations, said usually no one is allowed to come on the field for safety concerns.
“We wanted students to be able to come celebrate with the team,” Bailey said. ” So we tried to put together a safety plan.”
The team’s final home game is Nov. 28th at noon.
See a slideshow of the game at http://www.flickr.com/photos/18829793@N03/sets/72157622712469899/show/