Fans take to the LT Houchens-Smith Stadium before Western Kentucky University took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Fans walk to Smith Stadium before WKU took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Members of the Major Redz file out of Downing Student Union before Western Kentucky University took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Members of the Major Redz file out of Downing Student Union before the game. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Members of the WKU marching band file out of Downing Student Union before Western Kentucky University took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Members of the marching band leave DSU before Saturday’s game. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Shadows of WKU cheerleaders dance on the sideline turf as Western Kentucky University takes on Vanderbilt.

WKU cheerleaders dance on the sidelines during the football game, casting shadows onto Smith Stadium’s turf. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

The WKU Hilltoppers enter the LT Houchens-Smith Stadium before taking on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

The Hilltoppers enter Smith Stadium before taking on Vanderbilt. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

A pyrotechnics expert looks on before the WKU Hilltoppers enter the LT Houchens-Smith Stadium before taking on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

A pyrotechnics expert observes the smoke and fire before the Hilltoppers enter Smith Stadium. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

The WKU football team runs through the tunnel onto the field before their game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 24, 2016 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

The WKU football team runs through the tunnel onto the field. Photo by Kathryn Ziesig.

Members of the marching band wait on the sidelines at the LT Houchens-Smith Stadium while Western Kentucky University took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Members of the marching band wait on the sidelines of Smith Stadium before finding their seats in the stands. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Stearns, Ky. junior, Adam Morgan, 19, Radcliff, Ky. freshman, Devin Wease, 19, and Bethpage, Tn. WKU alumni, William Cartledge, 27, hold up a Western Kentucky banner over the student section after a touchdown during the Vanderbilt game on Sept. 24, 2016 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Stearn junior Adam Morgan, Radcliff freshman Devin Wease and Bethpage, Tennessee alumnus William Cartledge hold up a WKU banner over the student section after a touchdown. Photo by Kathryn Ziesig.

A record-setting crowd took to LT Houchens-Smith Stadium to watch Western Kentucky University take on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

A record-setting crowd gathered in Smith Stadium to watch the WKU vs. Vanderbilt game. A total of 23,674 people attended. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Cheerleaders perform on the sidelines at the LT Houchens-Smith Stadium while Western Kentucky University took on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

A member of the all-girl cheerleading squad stands during the second half of the matchup between WKU and Vanderbilt. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

 

The hot sun beats down on members of the WKU marching band as they file off the sidelines and into the stands as the Hilltoppers take on Vanderbilt.

The hot sun beats down on members of the marching band as they make their way off the sidelines after their performance. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

Cheerleaders perform in front of a record-setting crowd at LT Houchens Stadium. Over 23,000 fans flocked to WKU for the rivalry matchup against Vanderbilt.

Cheerleaders perform in front of a record-setting crowd at Smith Stadium. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.

WKU players watch in dismay as they give up their 7-point lead in the final minutes of their game against Vanderbilt to go to overtime on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Hilltoppers watch in dismay as they give up their lead in the final minutes of the game against Vanderbilt. WKU scored six points in overtime, but Vanderbilt scored seven. Photo by Gabriel Scarlett.