Baylor officially opened its brand new McLane Stadium on Sunday with a 45-0 victory over SMU. Robert Griffin III was in attendance for the unveiling of a statue in his honor and so was George W. Bush, who handled the pregame coin toss.
Prior to Baylor taking the field at home games, a tradition by the Baylor Line takes place. Freshmen gather in one of the end zones, charge onto the field, and create a tunnel for the Bears football team.
Unfortunately, some of the group had a memorable time for the wrong reason.
As the students rushed the field, a few ended up on the ground and were subsequently trampled. Thankfully, no one appears to have been seriously injured.
The Baylor Line has its own section behind the opponent’s bench and got a visit from the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner during halftime.