Heavy seismic activity at BSU - UI game

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by Nishi Gupta
Idaho's NewsChannel 7

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 11:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 6:06 AM

BOISE -- Scientists say the Boise State University faithful literally rocked Bronco stadium Saturday during the BSU-UI game.  A group of BSU students recorded seismic activity underneath the stadium for a project.
 

The preliminary results for the first half hour of the game are in.  The most ground shaking happened during touchdowns, but it was even louder during turnovers.  Fans around the stadium got on their feet at the same time causing the meters to spike.
 

"A turnover is unexpected and it's an abrupt event that happens unlike sometimes a touchdown you know the teams can be
kind of moving down the field and it becomes inevitable that they'll get a touchdown so the crowd reaction appears to
be strongest during turnovers. That's what we're finding", BSU Geosciences professor Matt Haney said.
 

Haney says the Vandal touchdown in the first quarter barely registered.

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