Matt Dixon, 25, and Keyanee Faught, 22, were among the first to set up camp. In their tent, they had a power generator and a TV to help them muddle through the night.
Faught said they arrived at 4 p.m., and by 6:30, the quad was filling up. The students waited until about 4 a.m. for the wristbands.
"Everybody has to get out of there right away," Dixon said. "It's like herding cattle it's what they do up in Aggie Country."
From there, the waiting process was not over. Students lined up outside the stadium until 4 p.m. a half-hour earlier than the normal entry time when they were allowed in to the stands. From there, it was a cascade of bodies down to the front of Romney.
Typically, the Utah State student ticketing process is a mere scan-and-enter arrangement, Aggies athletics officials said. BYU is one of the few games that merits "camp-out" status. Utah State seats more than 6,000 students for every home game.
Up since 2:30 a.m., Faught was adamant: He would do it again for his front-row seat.
"I'm about to see Utah State beat down the Cougars," Faught said before the game. "I got adrenaline rushing through me right now."