Preview: Super Bowl LIV

Written by: Devin Burrow, managing editor

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MIAMI, Fla.— On Sunday, February 2, the San Francisco 49er’s will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.  Hosted at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Super Bowl LIV marks the first time in 50 years that the Chiefs have appeared in the annual game. It is also the seventh appearance for the 49er’s. 

The two playoff games that led to Super Bowl LIV are the AFC (American Football Conference) championship game followed by the NFC (National Football Conference) championship game. 

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The AFC championship saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the underdog Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. 35-24. Later that evening, The San Francisco 49er’s fended off the Green Bay Packers 37-20 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. 

The Kansas City Chiefs enter the Super Bowl as the underdog this year led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes who took over the starting position from Alex Smith in the 2018 season. He is joined by Lesean McCoy (RB), Tyreek Hill (WR), Demarcus Robinson (WR), Sammy Watkins (WR), Travis Kelce (WR), Cameron Erving (T), Eric Fisher (T), Mitchell Schwartz (T), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Andrew Wylie (G) and Austin Reiter (C ). 

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49er’s quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t a newcomer to a Super Bowl. Garoppolo has been to two Super Bowls while being the backup quarterback for the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady. Brady, who has won six Super Bowls, sent his advice to Garoppolo.

 “He shot me a text, just ‘Good luck’ and everything like that,” Garoppolo said. “‘Just go handle business.’ It wasn’t too complicated or anything, just ‘Go win.'” 

Garoppolo is joined by fellow 49er’s Tevin Coleman (RB), Kyle Juszczyk (FB), Deebo Samuel (WR), Emmanuel Sanders (WR), George Kittle (TE), Michael Person (OL), Lakin Tomlinson (OL), Mike McGlinchey (T) and Weston Richburg (C ). 

This year’s Super Bowl tickets cost from $950 to $3,500. Not only do the tickets include a seat at the game, but also a chance to see Demi Lavato sing the national anthem and a performance at the Pepsi half-time show Co-headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira . This is the first time the Super Bowl has featured both a female national anthem performer and an all-female headlined halftime show in the same game. 

Feel free to go to the Super Bowl LIV party in the grill on Bryan College’s campus. 

Super Bowl LIV airs on FOX at 6:30 pm. 

Devin Burrow is the managing editor for He is a senior communications major with an emphasis in digital media. Devin loves movies and cooking food for his friends and family.