Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 1/30/12
There was a moment, right as November was becoming December and visions of Sugar Bowl danced in their heads, that the students at the University of Houston had turned their school into a traditional campus. The day tickets went on sale to the Conference USA championship game, to be held at UH, a line formed around the block with students decked in red, waiting their turn like a new iDevice had just been released. The football players who were there that day had not seen anything like it. Not at Houston, anyway. That was the kind of thing that happened at Texas A&M or Wisconsin or Ole Miss or wherever moms and dads drop off their teenagers on some oaky campus in some bucolic little town and get in the Suburban and wave goodbye. The kind of place Asher Roth would rap about, where you can get pizza a dollar a slice at 3 a.m. "It was pretty awesome," quarterback Case Keenum said. "It makes you feel good," defensive lineman David Hunter said. Not just good. Different. "Peo...
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