From the first day on Summa Field, the Zips declared a goal.
"We want to set some traditions," running back Alex Allen said. "The goal is to go undefeated here."
Added coach J.D. Brookhart: "This is our house. This is a place we will violently protect."
The coaches and players talked about how special it was to finally do something meaningful inside the stadium.
"There's a lot of excitement walking down here," Brookhart said, referring to the staircase that the team will walk down before entering the gameday locker room. "A lot of guys said they got chills. It was special. It had to sink in."
On top of an undefeated home record, Allen has a personal goal: "I'm going to be the first player to score a touchdown here."