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Here's A Rundown Of A Typical Home Game For USC Students

What it's really like to sit in the student section.

After a long week of classes, USC students like to spend fall Saturdays at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, cheering on their second-ranked football team.

A typical game day in the Student Section usually starts out like this...

USC students line up at Gate 28, decked in cardinal and gold, ready to scream and cheer at the top of their lungs. Some even line up many hours before the game, sprinting to get the seats closest to the action.

The "Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe" comes out after the Student Section gets settled. Then the drum major, dressed in Trojan gear, marches onto the field, and pierces his sword into the center of the field (to booming cheers and applause) as he proclaims it Trojan territory.

The football team huddles up and runs out through the tunnel, once again, to an electrifying atmosphere. The excitement builds, students get pumped, and the school pride is infectious.

During the game, USC's Spirit Leaders get the Student Section involved in some cheers to keep the energy up. Students love chanting "We are S.C." but most of all, enjoy the "SoCal Spellout." Then, the band joins in with traditional USC songs, like "Fight On!" and "Conquest" or popular chart-topping hits, like student favorites: D.J. Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" and Avicii's "Levels."

And during touchdowns, it's indescribable. Everyone is jumping up and down, screaming, applauding, and high-fiving. Some students are even thrown up in the air based on how many points USC has.

Other than getting free stuff, participating in Card Stunts that take place during halftime, and dropping banners down the center of the section, the greatest perk of the Student Section is that it brings Trojans together.

Win or lose, the band and football team unite with students in front of the Student Section, while the band plays "Alma Mater."