Aug 30, 2014 1:34 AM by Sam Salzwedel
TUCSON - Arizona tailgaters kicked off the Wildcats football season with passion despite being a weekday.
Summer Leon makes a pinata of the other team's mascot for every game.
"Lots of weeks, lots of patience, lots of pictures," she said.
Tim Abeyta rolled in a full barbecue to cook tritip for his tailgate party on the Mall.
"It's a little bit of mesquite, a little bit of local flavors," he said. "Just having a good time here down at the U of A Wildcat football game."
Former linebacker Jake Fischer was enjoying his first game after a 4-year career on the field.
"It's going to be a little hard," he said. "Especially at the beginning of the game when the fireworks go off. But, you know, I gave everything I had to the university. I can't wait to see how these guys do and I'm excited."