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Chain reaction

Championship swag

A look at the “national champion” towels being given to every fan for Clemson’s opener vs Kent State today…

David M. Hale, ESPN Staff Writer

Just before kickoff vs Kent St, Clemson unveils its new national championship signage in Death Valley…

David M. Hale, ESPN Staff Writer

At halftime, the band celebrated its own way, spelling out “CHAMPS,” “DABO” and “31-0,” a clear troll of Ohio State, which Clemson shut out in their College Football Playoff semifinal.

It just takes one

Close game

Hoos together

In a show of unity with UVA and Charlottesville, William & Mary players locked arms on their sideline during the coin toss.

Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

Ten minutes before kickoff, Virginia held a moment of silence for the three lives lost in Charlottesville’s unrest three weeks ago. Also, a recognition of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

With the band

Everyone should try walking through a band tunnel at least once.

Mitch Sherman, ESPN Staff Writer

Helping Houston

Austin, Texas, has become the temporary home for many Houston area residents evacuating their city to avoid Hurricane Harvey. With so many evacuees in the area, the University of Texas and the Red Cross are providing a reprieve from the devastation and loss by providing 500 tickets to Texas’ home opener against Maryland to Austin-area shelters.

“The Longhorns’ guests will be provided with transportation to the game and vouchers for food at the stadium concession stands,” a university spokesman said. “There will also be a pregame moment of silence for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.”

The Texas football program also participated in the University of Houston’s donation drive on Wednesday by providing the team’s equipment truck to collect donations for the hurricane victims. The Texas truck, along with Houston, SMU, Baylor, Texas State, North Texas and UTSA drove the donations back to a shelter in Houston on Friday morning. — Tom VanHaaren

Texas A&M is also welcoming survivors at its first two home games.

Here’s more on how the Houston Cougars and other Texas programs have been helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey.