Super Bowl Sunday – What to Expect

This Sunday the New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons in the 51st Super Bowl at the NRG stadium in Houston.  Here is what you can expect:


The Super Bowl is going the country route for their national anthem performer this year.  Country Music Association Award winner for Entertainer of the Year in both 2014 and 2015, Luke Bryan, recently made the announcement that he will be singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5.

‘Hamilton’ cast members, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones will be singing “America the Beautiful.”

Game Time

According to the Bleacher Report, the Patriots are three-point favorites over the falcons with the over/under set at 58.5.  After looking at all the statistics from both teams, the Bleacher Report has come up with a scoring breakdown per quarter:

Team First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Final Score
New England Patriots 7 7 7 10 31
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 7 7 24



Last year’s national anthem singer, Lady Gaga, will take the stage for Super Bowl LI’s halftime performance and if rumors are correct, Gaga will be the sole performer for the halftime show.  It ought to be a good performance since she has been preparing for it for the past 24 years: “I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do,” Gaga said in a recent interview with CBS Sports. “For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together.” The real question is, will she be good enough to top CBS Sports’ number one ranked halftime performance of Prince in 2007?

On Campus

Open apartment times are changing for Super Bowl Sunday.  You can head on over to your friend’s apartment from 5-11pm to watch the game, or just the commercials if you are that kind of person.


— Shelby Small

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