5 September 2009, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: 20th ranked BYU upsets 3rd ranked OU 14-13
I know I’m from Texas but I can’t actually say anything bad about Oklahoma, it’s a pretty state and they have some great people there as well as awesome deer hunting so I usually route for them, unless of course they play any Texas team, especially UT.
This was my first time shooting in the new Cowboys Stadium but not my first time inside. I attended the first Cowboy home game but being on the field looking up to a crowd of 75,000+ screaming fans is an awesome experience.
BYU quarterback Max Hall #15 drops back to pass in the first quarter.
The Sooners get hyped as they prepare to take the field to start the game.
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford #14 prior to the start of the game
Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray #7
BYU running back Manase Tonga #11 carries the ball in the third quarter
BYU quarterback Max Hall #15 drops back to pass just before being hit by Oklahoma Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy #93
A BYU coach raises his arm in victory as the clock expires.
This and the following shots are shots I personally have to get from each football game I shoot. Something about these shots I really like so I try to get one from each game I shoot.
Oklahoma running back Chris Brown #29 carries the ball as he is met by Brigham Young defensive back Brian Logan #7 and Brigham Young linebacker Jordan Pendleton #1
Brigham Young wide receiver O'Neill Chambers #4 tries to reach the ball he fumbled at the one yard line as Oklahoma cornerback Quinton Carter #20 dives in to recover it in the end zone
The BYU defense awaits the return of the Oklahoma offense to the field during a time out
Oklahoma's star quarterback Sam Bradford #14 is injured just before the first half ends and is sidelined with a shoulder injury during the entire second half
Brigham Young quarterback Max Hall #15 hands the ball off to Brigham Young running back Manase Tonga #11
BYU players perform the Huka, or Haka, dance after their win over OU. This is the Maori War Dance and from what I have read the player who taught the team how to do this dance is of Maori descent and a grandson of a tribal chief in New Zealand and leads the dance. I’ve seen this dance on both YouTube and on TV but never in person and especially this close up. Just look at the eyes in the first picture of this blog entry.
The BYU football team perform the Huka Dance after their 14-13 win over Oklahoma
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