“Welcome to Texas,” they said as we entered the gate. We were surprised. “Thank you?” As a trio of blue-shirt wearing Cougars fans, we didn’t expect the sea of burnt orange to so cheerfully part to let us find our seats. “Hook ‘em,” a group of students said with a smile as we passed. The whole game, we were continually impressed with the hospitality and cordiality of the UT fans we met, including the respect of the cheerleaders when one of our teammates was injured. In football, sometimes the visiting team fans are not always treated so kindly, but Longhorns were nothing but welcoming. Thank you.
— Brigham Young University alumni Kim Walters, Mary Hedengren and Tyler Harris