The stakes were high for UCF going into the game against Boston College on Saturday.
The Knights had never defeated an automatic qualifying Bowl Championship Series opponent at home. That all changed Saturday night.
The announced crowd of 45,671 was the fourth largest since the Bright House Networks Stadium opened in 2007.
To capture the crowd, I placed a GoPro camera near the scoreboard before the stadium opened to the public, and set it to take photos every five seconds as the stadium filled.
Additionally, I wore a GoPro camera mounted on my head, as I covered the game from the sidelines, earning several odd looks from peers and fans. After the game, I compiled all of the images to make the video above.
The stadium time-lapse consisted of 1,987 images over about 2.5 hours. It was great to capture crowd on a big night.
Nights like Saturday are remembered long after the season is over.
Joshua C. Cruey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Sentinel photo staff on Twitter @OSPhoto. Like us on Facebook: Orlando Sentinel Photography.