POSTED: Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm
More than 50,000 fans were on hand for this year's Sun Bowl and many of them got a head-start on the festivities overnight.
Hundreds of fans in motorhomes and RV's filled the parking lots around the UTEP campus to tailgate before the game.
The excitement has been building ever since it was announced the Stanford Cardinal would take on the Oklahoma Sooners.
For the first time in its 76-year history, the Sun Bowl sold out before game day.