This picture was taken by ESPN’s Rob Stone 14 MINUTES before kickoff of last night’s UL-Murray State game. You can see the band on the left side of the picture playing the national anthem. Remember that UL was the first game in the nation for college football. Remember that this is fanbase that claims they are so excited about the Charlie Strong era. Remember this is the program that built onto their stadium because they had so many fans that wanted to see the games. Remember this is the program that just won a bowl game and brought in a highly touted recruiting class. I would estimate there are MAYBE 1,000 people in this picture.
I will be interested to see what Commonwealth looks like next Saturday against Central Michigan, but I would love somebody to take a picture of the stadium 14 minutes before kickoff and send it to me ([email protected]) so we can compare the two fanbases.