AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork) – The kids are back in school and college pranks have already begun on the football field!
The University of Texas pulled out all the stops to keep LSU’s fans from playing a factor in Saturday’s big time showdown in Austin – literally.
In an arena that holds just over 100,000 fans, Texas allotted just 3,000 tickets for Louisiana State University, their fans, and their band.
Adding on to the home field advantage – and completing the devious troll move – every one of those tickets was in Texas Memorial Stadium’s uppermost level.
They put the LSU band in the sun and basically on the sun. pic.twitter.com/eiINOkTR3C
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) September 8, 2019
Fans on twitter quickly picked up on the brutal prank and started joking about how far away the LSU musicians had been seated from the field.
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) September 7, 2019
To say that people watching the game on TV probably had a better seat might be an understatement.
Did the ticket office at Texas put the LSU band in the upper deck in their stadium? That’s as dirty as Norte Dame putting the opposing teams bands on the field on risers. Like Gomer Pyle used to say, “Shame, Shame, Shame”! pic.twitter.com/0mUoCpDVus
— Todd Faulkner (@ToddEFaulkner) September 8, 2019
Texas may have won the battle of gamesmanship, but it was LSU who got the last laugh. The Tigers beat Texas 45-38 in the battle between top ten teams.
Making matters worse of the Longhorns, Texas is scheduled to play LSU next year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
We’ll have to wait and see if Texas fans spend the day at Tiger Stadium watching from the parking lot.