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Rally Your School to Student Section Immortality!

For the first time ever, the best student section in college football will be crowned the Live Más Student Section of the Year. Taco Bell has assembled the Live Más Student Section Selection Committee, a group of college football experts from around the country, to watch, rank and reward student sections each week before an overall Live Más Student Section of the Year winner is crowned at the end of the season. Be part of the conversation and show us what makes your student section the best using #LiveMasStudentSectionChallenge!

Student Section Rankings

  • #1 Penn State
    #2 LSU
    #3 Clemson
    #4 Texas A&M
    #5 Iowa
    #6 Virginia Tech
    #7 Wisconsin
    #8 Notre Dame
    #9 Ohio State
    #10 Washington State
  • #1 Penn State
    #2 LSU
    #3 Clemson
    #4 Texas A&M
    #5 Iowa
    #6 Ohio State
    #7 Wisconsin
    #8 Notre Dame
    #9 Washington State
    #10 Virginia Tech
  • #1 Penn State
    #2 Clemson
    #3 LSU
    #4 Texas A&M
    #5 Notre Dame
    #6 Ohio State
    #7 Wisconsin
    #8 Iowa
    #9 Washington State
    #10 Virginia Tech

Student Section of the Week

Throughout the regular season, our Committee will choose one student section that stood out and crown them the Student Section of the Week.

  • Boise State

    Nicknamed "The Corral", Boise State's student section once helped create a "micro earthquake" during the Broncos' 2009 win over rival Idaho. If the infamous blue turf isn't intimidating enough, opponents have to deal with a student section that gets going with a thunderous "BOY-SEE, STAAAATE!" going each game. It's easily one of the best game day atmospheres on the West Coast.

    Boston College

    You can't miss the BC Superfans, clad in their gold Superfan shirts for every game day at on-campus Alumni Stadium. As the student section sings along to "Sweet Caroline" and "Build Me Up Buttercup" and students get tossed into the air for every point scored, game days at The Heights are one-of-a-kind.

    Colorado

    Folsom Field is home to C-Unit Football, Colorado's student section, who bring the Thunder Clap alive at home games in Boulder. Inspired by Icelandic fans in soccer, this clap shakes down the thunder. Home games see students sing "Buff Em Up" and the fight song from the 50-yard line throughout the end zone. Special Blackouts games and Whiteout games make an impressive visual to accompany these loud fans.

    Florida

    When "The Swamp" is rocking and fans are doing the chomp, the sound emanating from the student section can be deafening. Adding to the intimidation factor is the fact that some sections are located only a handful of yards away from the opposing team's bench, leaving nowhere to hide...

    Georgia

    With so many passionate students, the University of Georgia actually has three separate student sections within 92,000-seat Sanford Stadium. Tradition abounds, from the solo trumpeter calling the student section to attention to start the game to the front-row Paint Line continuing a 20-year tradition. Try not to fall into a trance as the student section "Lights Up Sanford" with cell phone flashlights before the 4th quarter begins, a tradition begun at The University of Georgia.

    Georgia Tech

    There's perhaps not a more beautiful setting in the ACC than a night game at Bobby Dodd Stadium, a historic venue with the lights of modern Atlanta illuminating the background. But it's not just the picturesque nature of the stadium that makes a Georgia Tech game special. The student section is a riotous affair, with yellow-clad fans donning wigs and face paint and rocking the end zone during every big play.

    Minnesota

    The Gophers' students have a few new cheers now with P.J. Fleck as head coach, including adopting his Row the Boat moniker. But the mainstay for students is the Minnesota chant, spelling out "M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A" while thrusting their fists into the air and following that up with, "Minnesota, Minnesota, aaayyy Gophers."

    NC State

    Ask any player in the ACC about the toughest places to play, and you'll almost certainly hear NC State at or near the top of the list. One of the big reasons is the design of Carter-Finley Stadium, which features some of the most cramped sidelines in college football. Then add a raucous student section, and you get a recipe for a big-game atmosphere and a long history of some unlikely upsets.

    Oklahoma

    With a program as rich in history and tradition as The University of Oklahoma, it should come as no surprise that game days in Norman are one-of-a-kind. The student section is loud, proud, passionate and love their football. When you hear the OU chant before kickoff, raise a single finger in the air and join the students in saying "there's only one Oklahoma."

    Penn State

    "Whiteouts" at Penn State really are something special, but before that, you're wading through tent-packed Nittanyville, before your ears rupture from thunderous chants of "We Are", as your eyes settle in on the giant, student-made "S" that makes its way into the end zone every week.

    San Diego State

    While "The Show" has gained fame for creating cardboard head cutouts for basketball games, it's a major hit for the Aztecs' football team, too. The student section's other claim to fame is bringing the chant "I Believe" to prominence after adopting it in 2011 and making it an A-list sporting ritual.

    Syracuse

    Otto's Army, the Syracuse student section, has been known to take full advantage of the favorable acoustics of the Carrier Dome (known as "The Loud House") to make things as tough as possible for visiting teams. Students line up outside the Carrier Dome hours in advance of a game - even when temperatures are below freezing and snow is piled on teh ground around them.

    UCF

    The student section at UCF isn't a spot to sit back, enjoy the Florida sun, and watch a football game. It gets loud and rowdy and the students are on their feet for the entirety of the game. The goal for the student section is to get the bleachers rocking, with the jumping and screaming a near constant.

    USC

    On game days, USC students "kick the poles" on their way from campus into the venerable Coliseum, which they turn into a sea of cardinal and gold. A storied student section traditions include yells of "Fight on!", throwing out "V for victory" hand signs and chanting the "SoCal Spellout". In the running for a major trophy? Well, this student section gets the front row to call out their candidates for national TV exposure.

  • Notre Dame

    Amidst a sea of green, the student section played a huge role in propelling Notre Dame to a big win against Michigan. Their coordinated 'Green Out' and unceasing noise throughout the night showed why South Bend is among the most sought-after college football destinations in the country. Tradition, creativity, endurance, impact... qualities that exemplify our first Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Arizona State

    The Inferno, Arizona State's Student Section, helped energize their team to a marquee upset win over No. 15 Michigan State. Braving the 100-degree heat in Tempe, Arizona State students — sitting in the end zone — made an already tough environment even worse for Michigan State. At one point, they appeared to play a role in a delay of game penalty and were deafeningly loud the entire game. Tradition, endurance and impact... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Texas

    A packed Texas student section was loud and proud on Saturday, coming early and staying late. Well before kickoff the students serenaded the crowd with a pregame rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and stayed late as the band played “Eyes of Texas” following their win. Throughout the game they made their presence felt, even head coach Tom Herman said afterward they had a "direct impact on the game" which Texas won decisively 37-14 over visiting USC. Endurance, creativity and impact…qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Utah State

    This week The Hurd, Utah State's Student Section, brought next level enthusiasm to their primetime matchup against Air Force. These rabid fans took to social media to lobby for their school, camped out over-night and were deafening throughout the game. The Hurd took their whiteout to the next level by blanketing the student section in baby powder continually throughout the night (you have to see it to believe it). Passion, tradition, energy, endurance and creativity... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Penn State

    This week, the Penn State University Student Section showed us all what makes college football great. Starting on Monday, Nittanyville was packed with tents as over 700 students camped all week through rain and cold so that they could be the first into the stadium on game day. The once-a-year “whiteout game” was a sight to behold as the student section brought relentless energy and incredible noise until the final whistle, fueling the largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history. From the chants of “We Are” to the staple “S” in the student section, it was impressive to see their passion. Tradition, endurance, impact, creativity... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Texas A&M

    It takes a special Student Section to gather for Midnight Yell Practice the night before the game. Then on game day, the 12th Man showed up 30,000+ strong as Texas A&M took on #13-ranked Kentucky. They cranked up home field advantage, doing their signature yells throughout the game and staying loud when the Aggies were on defense. It certainly helped, as A&M's defense held Kentucky to just 178 yards and the Wildcats had multiple pre-snap penalties. When the victory was sealed by a touchdown run in overtime, the student section, still full, did a rousing rendition of the Aggie War Hymn capped by "sawing varsity's horns off" where they swayed in celebration of the win.

  • Michigan

    The energy was dialed up this weekend as the Wolverines took on No. 15 Wisconsin under the lights. 25,000+ students showed up in traditional fashion dressed head to toe in maize screaming and yelling. You could hear the entire student section belting out The Killers “Mr. Brightside” and at one point during the game the students led fans in lighting up the stadium with their mobile devices giving their team a clear path to an eventual 38-13 victory. Tradition, endurance, impact... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Clemson

    The inhabitants of Clemson's famed Hill had been waiting all season for a big-time showdown in Death Valley, and when the time finally came, they erupted on an overwhelmed NC State. In a battle of unbeatens, Clemson's student section made it clear they were veterans of the big-game environment, tormenting Ryan Finley and an NC State offense that wasn't prepared for all the noise. In Raleigh, last season, NC State had 21 points and 244 yards at the half. With the Clemson' faithful bearing down on them this time around, NC State mustered just 100 yards before the break and trailed 24-0. Tradition, endurance, impact... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Oklahoma State

    The "Paddle People" were raucous and rowdy throughout Oklahoma State's 38-35 upset over No. 15 Texas. In between snaps, you could hear the paddles rhythmically hitting the wall as chants of "Orange!" and "Power!" could be heard echoing throughout the stadium. The booming cheers from Oklahoma State's student section created an absolute nightmare environment for Texas. Endurance, tradition and impact... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Washington State

    The Zzu Cru is one of the best student sections in the country. Every week, they make Pullman a tough place to play. This week, despite a late kickoff and inclement weather, the Zzu Cru provided a clear home-field advantage helping their team defeat Cal and stay atop the Pac-12 North. The Cru made their presence felt during Cal's last-ditch effort late in the 4th quarter, cranking up the noise to an absolutely deafening level. Endurance, impact and creative energy... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

  • Georgia

    For the Georgia student section it doesn't matter who they're playing, what time the game is or what the weather is like. Temperatures were close to freezing on Saturday night but that didn't stop the Georgia student section from showing up in droves for the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry. Students painted their faces, waved red shakers in unison, rallied around the Spike Squad and called for their Dawgs at every kickoff. Auburn was completely overwhelmed. No team in the SEC had more false start penalties than Auburn on Saturday, a credit to the rambunctiousness of the Georgia student section inside Sanford Stadium. Impact, endurance and tradition... qualities that make them the Live Más Student Section of the Week.

Meet the Committee

Rece Davis

Committee Chairman

Bio

Rece Davis

Committee Chairman

In the world of college football, there is no more qualified voice to act as Chairman of this prestigious Committee than William Laurece "Rece" Davis. As a voice on ESPN since 1995 and the lead of ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot since 2015, Rece has pretty much been everywhere and seen everything. While his knowledge of college sports and unbiased perspective have earned him the trust of college football fans across the land, his heart lies in Tuscaloosa with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Marty Smith

ESPN Sportscaster

Bio

Marty Smith

ESPN Sportscaster

He's been to Rome with Jim Harbaugh. He's put his feet up in Nick Saban's office. He's thrown post patterns on the South Lawn of the White House with the Clemson Tigers. As one of ESPN's most popular and recognized reporters, Marty Smith brings a passion for college football, an enthusiasm for its fans and more energy than this Committee can probably handle. Since visiting Lane Stadium as a five-year-old with his dad, Marty has bled the orange and maroon of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Gobble Gobble.

Molly McGrath

ESPN Sportscaster

Bio

Molly McGrath

ESPN Sportscaster

Since joining ESPN in 2016, Molly is a rising star in the world of college football acting as the sideline reporter for ESPN's Friday night games and as the host of numerous college football studio shows. Her experiences as a cheerleader at Boston College, where she received the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Excellence, bring a unique and indispensable perspective to the Committee. From The Heights to the sidelines, Molly McGrath has seen the future of America getting rowdy on game day.

The Duck

Oregon's mascot

Bio

The Duck

Oregon's mascot

You can't script The Duck. The Duck wakes up, lives, and goes to bed like everyone on this planet. But he wakes up with 20 quarts of coffee, lives to solely amuse himself, and goes to bed if he's bored. He's a student. He's not a very good student, as he has been in school since '47. He's a philanthropist. He wants to help when he can. He means well. He's The Duck.

Alex Scarborough

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

Alex Scarborough

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Alex Scarborough has been covering college athletics for ESPN since 2012. Before that, he worked for the Tuscaloosa News, Savannah Morning News and Rome News-Tribune. A native of Southern California, he now lives in Birmingham where he reports heavily on the SEC.

Sam Khan Jr.

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

Sam Khan Jr.

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Sam Khan Jr. is a college sports reporter for ESPN.com. This is his seventh season covering college football for the company. A Houston native, Khan graduated from the University of Houston and spent seven years covering sports at the Houston Chronicle prior to joining ESPN.

Tom VanHaaren

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

Tom VanHaaren

ESPN.com College Football Writer

When it comes to football and food, Tom VanHaaren has always lived más. He joined ESPN.com in 2011, where he learned a go route didn't mean getting in the drivethru line at Taco Bell. He covers college football and recruiting, and he loves a good tailgate. His penchant for food and his knowledge of the college football atmosphere make him a natural fit for the student section selection committee.

Edward Aschoff

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

Edward Aschoff

ESPN.com College Football Writer

As a college football reporter, Edward understands how crucial student sections are. But he's on this committee to see if anyone can rival the 2006 student section at Florida. As a proud member of the UF drumline and Gator Band back then, he likes to think they helped block a game-winning field goal against South Carolina because of how loud they helped make the Swamp. They made history. Can you?

David Hale

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

David Hale

ESPN.com College Football Writer

David has covered college football for more than 12 years, spending the past seven seasons at ESPN with a focus on the ACC. He's attended games at more than 30 stadiums and is an aficionado of eccentric student-sections everywhere.

Kyle Bonagura

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Bio

Kyle Bonagura

ESPN.com College Football Writer

Kyle Bonagura is a Los Angeles-based college sports reporter for ESPN.com. He grew up in the Bay Area and attended Washington State University. When it's not football or basketball season, he's trying to visit as many new countries as possible.

Criteria

Grand Prize

For the 5th consecutive year, Taco Bell and the College Football Playoff are picking up the tab for 3,000 student tickets at the CFP. Once the 4 participating teams are announced, Taco Bell will work with each school's athletic department to distribute the tickets.

Want to guarantee your ticket to the CFP? Use #LiveMasStudentSectionChallenge to show us what makes yours the best student section and if your school makes the College Football Playoff, you could win a pair of tickets to sit in the Live Más Student Section during your team's Playoff Semifinal game. If they win that game, you could be going to the National Championship Game on January 7 in the Bay Area!

Watch the College Football Playoff Selection Show on Sunday, December 2nd at 12:45pm ET on ESPN to see if your school qualifies. Note: contest is open to current students only.

How To Enter

How to Enter:

  1. Follow @ESPN or @ESPNCFB on Twitter or Instagram and make sure that your account is public.
  2. Upload a photo of yourself showcasing your student section spirit to Twitter or Instagram using #LiveMasStudentSectionChallenge and an optional hashtag representing your college.
  3. If you're a potential winner, ESPN will direct message you via Twitter or Instagram between December 5 and 7 with details on how to claim your tickets.
See Contest Rules

Live Más Spirit Contest
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Live Más Spirit Contest (hereafter “Contest”) is comprised of two (2) individual challenges: 1) Live Más Student Section of the Year Challenge (hereafter “Student Section Challenge”); and 2) Live Más Student Spirit Challenge (hereafter “Student Challenge”).

  1. Eligibility: The Student Section Challenge is open to Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”) colleges and universities with a football team student section. For the purpose of this Contest, a football team student section is defined as a group of student fans that support its school football team by being the most visible and vocal sections at the game. The Student Challenge is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old or older and who are currently enrolled as part-time or full-time students at an FBS college or university at the time of entry. For a full list of the current FBS college or universities, please visit http://www.espn.com/college-football/teams. Employees of Taco Bell Corp., ESPN, Internet Ventures, teamDigital Promotions, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, franchisees, licensees, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (hereafter “Released Parties”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their spouses) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  2. Sponsors: Taco Bell Corp., 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618 and ESPN Internet Ventures, 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023. Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801.
  3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsors’ and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Timing: The Contest submission period begins on September 1, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on December 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Submission Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
  5. How to Participate in the Student Section Challenge: On a weekly basis (hereafter “Weekly Entry Period”) throughout the Submission Period, Sponsors will observe the student sections from all eligible schools to determine the student section that exemplifies the greatest impact on the students, crowd and/or overall game. This will be displayed through honoring school traditions, endurance & innovation in cheering, the use of school colors/logos/chants and overall social good will. Each Weekly Entry Period will begin on a Saturday and conclude on the following Friday, with the exception of the last Weekly Entry Period which will end on a Sunday.
  6. How to Enter the Student Challenge: Entrant must follow @ESPN or @ESPNcfb on Instagram or Twitter. During the Submission Period, upload one (1) photo to either your Instagram or Twitter account that displays your school spirit and represents your college football team, including the hashtag #LiveMasStudentSectionChallengeEntry or #ChallengeEntry (collectively referred to as your "Submission”). In addition to your Submission, you may also add a distinguishable or recognizable hashtag for your school. The hashtag for your school is optional, will not be judged and not required for Entry. In order for your Submission to be eligible and entered into the Student Challenge, your Submission must include the photo and the hashtag #LiveMasStudentSectionChallengeEntry or #ChallengeEntry, and your Twitter or Instagram account (as applicable) must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsor and its agents. All terms and conditions of Twitter and Instagram apply. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Photo Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions. Standard text messaging and/or data rates apply to entrants who submit or participate via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers (“Provider”) may charge for airtime for each message sent and received. Call Provider for pricing and service plan before mobile device participation. To participate without using your mobile device, entrant may deactivate their mobile phone from their Instagram and/or Twitter account and enter via a computer or tablet.

    If you do not have an Instagram account, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.instagram.com and following the enrollment instructions. By uploading your Submission on Instagram, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to pull your Submission through the Instagram API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Official Rules. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and following the enrollment instructions. By uploading your Submission on Twitter, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to pull your Submission through the Twitter API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Official Rules.

    Student Challenge Submission Guidelines:

    • Entrant must follow @ESPN or @ESPNcfb;
    • The Submission must be in a format acceptable and understandable on the applicable social channel;
    • The Submission must contain the hashtag #LiveMasStudentSectionChallengeEntry or #ChallengeEntry;
    • Any text in the Submission must be in English; and
    • Twitter or Instagram account (as applicable) must be public.

    Student Challenge Content Restrictions:

    • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
    • The Submission must not disparage Sponsors, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
    • The Submission must not contain unauthorized use of brand names or trademarks of third parties other than the names and logos of the entrant’s college or university;
    • Cannot use the name, likeness, or persona or any person without permission;
    • The Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;
    • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
    • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
    • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.

    Student Challenge Limit: Each entrant may submit up to one (1) unique Submission per day to Instagram and up to one (1) unique Submission per day to Twitter during the Submission Period, for a maximum total of one-hundred eighty-four (184) Submissions (maximum ninety-two (92) Instagram Submissions and maximum ninety-two (92) Twitter Submissions) during the Submission Period. For the purposes of this Contest, a “day” is defined as a calendar day. Submissions received from any account or person using multiple accounts in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear or are named in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.

    In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

    Rights Granted: Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users including, without limitation, advertisers/sponsors directly associated with the Contest (collectively, the “Licensed Entities”) a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Entrant acknowledges that the Submission may be edited and/or added to for any reason and in any manner which the Licensed Entities may, in their sole discretion, determine and may, to the extent decided by the Licensed Entities in their sole discretion, have other elements added to the Submission, and that the Licensed Entities may use and modify the Submission or any portion or element of it and combine it with other materials. Any use of a Submission in any media during the Contest Period is at Sponsors’ discretion and does not give entrant any advantage in winning the Contest.

  7. Student Section Winner Determination & Prizes: At the conclusion of each Weekly Entry Period, Sponsor will announce one (1) Weekly Student Section Winner based upon the criteria identified above in section #5. The Student Section Representative will be notified within 5 days of winner selection and will be required to claim such prize on the school’s behalf. Student Section Representative must have the authorization to accept such prize and will be required to complete and return a Prize Claim Form within 3 days of attempted notification. If a potential Student Section Representative cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Prize Claim Form or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these Official Rules, prize may be forfeited. If a potential Weekly Student Section Winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each Weekly Student Section Winner will receive Taco Bell Rewards and Experiences valued at $100. At the conclusion of the Submission Period, Sponsors will determine one (1) Grand Prize Student Section of the Year Winner (from amongst all Weekly Student Section Winners) to receive Taco Bell Rewards and Experiences valued at $100. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Student Section Prizes: $1,400. Limit: One (1) Weekly Student Section Prize per eligible college or university.
  8. Student Challenge Winner Determination & Prizes: A panel of judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will review and score all eligible Submissions received based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

    • Creativity/Originality (40%);
    • Quality of Submission (20%); and
    • Fit to Contest Theme (40%)

    Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl Prizes: The five (5) entrants from each of the four (4) schools that are selected to play in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl (each a “Playoff,” collectively the “Playoffs”) with the highest-scoring Submissions (based on the Judging Criteria outlined above) from among all eligible Submissions for those schools will be the potential winners of the Cotton Bowl Prizes and Orange Bowl Prizes, for a total of twenty (20) winners. In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for Fit to Contest Theme, as determined by the judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the potential winner. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twenty (20) potential winners, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

    Championship Prizes: The five (5) winners of the Cotton Bowl Prize and five (5) winners of the Orange Bowl Prize whose schools move on to the College Football Championship (the “Championship”) will also win the Championship Prize, for a total of ten (10) winners.

  9. Student Challenge Winner Requirements: Potential winners will be notified via Instagram or Twitter by Sponsors. Potential Cotton Bowl Prize and Orange Bowl Prize winners will be notified on or around December 7, 2018. Entrants must have their Instagram or Twitter accounts marked as public. Potential Cotton Bowl Prize and Orange Bowl Prize winners must respond to the notification from Sponsors with contact information as directed within the notification within twenty-four (24) hours or the prize will be forfeited. Except where prohibited, each potential Cotton Bowl Prize, Orange Bowl Prize, and Championship Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will also be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release (collectively, the “Declaration of Compliance”), in order to claim his/her prize. Administrator must receive the Declaration of Compliance from each Cotton Bowl Prize winner and each Orange Bowl Prize winner within forty-eight (48) hours from the time notice or attempted notice is sent, and Administrator must receive the Declaration of Compliance and W-9 Form from each Championship Prize winner within twenty-four (24) hours of the time notice or attempted notice is sent. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of Compliance or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these Official Rules, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Tickets will be at will call (student ID required to receive prize at will call).
  10. Student Challenge Prize Details:

    TEN (10) COTTON BOWL PRIZES (five (5) winners per school selected for the Cotton Bowl): Each winning entrant will receive two (2) tickets to the Cotton Bowl. ARV: $400.

    TEN (10) ORANGE BOWL PRIZES (five (5) winners per school selected for the Orange Bowl): Each winning entrant will receive two (2) tickets to the Orange Bowl. ARV: $400.

    TEN (10) CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES (five (5) winners per school selected for the Championship): Each winning entrant will receive two (2) tickets to the Championship. ARV: $900.

    Total ARV of all Student Challenge Prizes $17,000.

    For All Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL TO/FROM THE GAME. Winners are responsible for all travel and other expenses related to attending the games, and for all taxes and fees associated with acceptance and/or use of the prize. Limit: One (1) Cotton Bowl Prize or Orange Bowl Prize and one (1) Championship Prize per person.

  11. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

  12. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  13. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, processing or judging of Submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen Submissions and/or hashtags; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.
  14. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
  15. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to both Sponsor's Privacy Policies available at https://www.tacobell.com/legal-notices/privacy-policy and https://disneyprivacycenter.com.
  16. Winner List: For a winner list, visit winners.teamDigital.com/livemasspirirtcontest. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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