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Roadrunners Football: 5 Things Fans and Students Can Do to Improve

Lake CruiseAnalyst IAugust 24, 2016

Roadrunners Football: 5 Things Fans and Students Can Do to Improve

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    The UTSA Roadrunners first-ever football game was a magnificent success in the stands and on the field...during most of the game.

    There wasn't one fight, the Runners ran away with the victory and the attendance record fell. What or who went down after the game is a different story.

    I'll just say several people ended up in the long arms of the law. I noticed a few things during the course of my experience at the festivities. I'd like to slide my observations on to you.

    Consider it my public service to my dear readers. Now, if you didn't know, then you had better ask somebody what the routine is when I slide through.

    It's called putting some work in. It's ready, set and roll the slide graphics...

5. Get Your Studying/Work Done Before Game Day Rolls Around

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    Whether it is psychology, the Scriptures, prophecy or micro economics, put in a bunch of work before game day. The pure excitement, alone, of a college football Saturday can sap energy.

    Wise students are prepared for this most unusual phenomenon and keep their grades from sliding. Next slide, please...

4. Respect Visiting Fans and Students

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    Northeastern Oklahoma didn't have any visiting fans, but I suspect McMurry University will have a hand full.

    Coming from Abileen, the War Hawks will be looking for their first victory this season, and it could be that a lot of their fans' arrive for the first time in the Alamo City. The game on the field between the two teams is a different story in terms of what the score could be, either way, but don't make it a massacre in the stands, parking lots or restrooms.

    Root responsibly for your team at all times.

3. Get There Extra Early

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    You don't need to root in a blue and orange wig, but the general rule for college football games is to arrive very early and stay later.

    The first UTSA football game drew three times more people than a Spurs game. Parking could very possibly be at a $20 premium if you get downtown too late.

    Plus, you could be sorry if you miss any of the first three UTSA possessions; they scored on all three in the first game.

2. Please, Stay in the Stands

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    Running onto the field of play during the game as if you are possessed could be detrimental to your health, especially if a huge linebacker tackles you. It could also be detrimental to your freedom and your wallet if you get arrested.

    By any means necessary, leave cheering on the field to the coaches, the mascot, cheerleaders, dance team and pep squad.

1. Stop Cheering While the QB Calls Signals

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    UTSA fans and students need to learn how to be college football fans and not Spurs fans inside the cavernous Alamodome.

    The dome can quickly get very loud when 50,000 plus people are cheering. Loud is good, but UTSA players can't hear the quarterback calling the snap count if the crowd gets too loud.

    Like new NFL franchise home fans often have to learn, being quiet when the quarterback is calling the signals is a virtue. Get rowdy when the other team's quarterback is calling his cadence.

    I'm calling it a night. Be safe. Catch me on the next edition of Lake's Roadrunners Report, right here on Bleacher Report.

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