Check out the line to get Houston-Oklahoma tickets

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The Houston Cougars will take on the Oklahoma Sooners to open the season on Sept. 3 (noon ET, ABC) at NRG Stadium in Houston. The not-so-neutral-site game will be the hot ticket in town, as evidenced by the long line of students lined up outside Houston's on-campus TDECU Stadium on Saturday.

Coach Tom Herman came to visit the line, and he's certain to earn rave reviews from students by providing lunch.

The opener will be a good barometer for both teams. Oklahoma is a playoff favorite with a Heisman hopeful in QB Baker Mayfield. Houston burst on the scene as college football darlings last season, and the Cougars are out to prove they aren't just a one-hit wonder.