So, as I mentioned earlier, my sister and I were in Phoenix to see the Insight bowl, which which Rutgers unfortunately lost.
All in all we had a great time. The game was Tuesday at 6:30 pm, so we headed over around 5 pm to get there in time to park and wander around a bit. Scarlet fans were everywhere; the sea of red bodies as amazing to see. We picked up our T-Shirts and headed up to our seats in row 2 of section 322. From our vantage point we could watch the whole game without difficulty, despite being up high. We watched the marching bands perform their pre-game shows, followed by the paratroopers landing through the temporarily open dome.
Then the game was on, which Rutgers controlled in the first half. Unfortunately the offense stalled in the second half, which the defense was unable to control the incredible passing game that Arizona State brought to the table. While they did win, the fans were relatively good-natured about the whole thing. And while there were 43,000 attendees in total, the amazing aspect was to see nearly 10,000 Rutgers fans attend.
At the same time, they were everywhere the entire three days. From the time we entered Newark Airport until the time we walked out of the airport returning home yesterday, Rutgers fans were everywhere. In the airports, on the planes, around Scottsdale and Phoenix. It was an experience I have never seen before to see so much Rutgers pride, and one I won’t forget anytime soon. My sister wore her T-shirt home, and even in Detroit we had strangers come up to us to talk about the game.
All in all, a great time. And I already posted my photos from the trip.