It was the best of times and the worst of times. Tonight, the pre-game atmosphere reached a fever pitch as the Clifton tailgates roared, the band led the revelers, and the student section (aka, the “rUCkus”) prepared for battle.
First, images of the tailgate. (5:30pm – 6:00 pm)
Inside the stadium the festivities were picking up, as well. Gunner was limbering up and the students were preparing for their duties.
But then the rains came. Hard. The rain converted from a trickle to a deluge around 6:15 PM. Thunder and lightning followed. The students, undeterred, taunted the rain with chants and even broke into a spontaneous rendition of the National Anthem – a great bunch of patriots.