Best CFB Road Trip



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Have some extra vacation days and looking to take in a big time CFB game. Was at the Carrier Dome last year for UConn-Cuse, and did an Army game at Michie, but other than that haven't really traveled for CFB. Ideally if I can get to a spot where it has more than just CFB and can do stuff in a city/region that'd be great!
 
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Have some extra vacation days and looking to take in a big time CFB game. Was at the Carrier Dome last year for UConn-Cuse, and did an Army game at Michie, but other than that haven't really traveled for CFB. Ideally if I can get to a spot where it has more than just CFB and can do stuff in a city/region that'd be great!
Army Navy game is a great take. Did it with my son a few years back. Arrive early to catch all the pageantry!
 
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Have some extra vacation days and looking to take in a big time CFB game. Was at the Carrier Dome last year for UConn-Cuse, and did an Army game at Michie, but other than that haven't really traveled for CFB. Ideally if I can get to a spot where it has more than just CFB and can do stuff in a city/region that'd be great!
Athens, GA
 

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I highly recommend an SEC game. I saw Athens mentioned, that’s a good call. I have been to a few games in Gainesville. Catch a good rivalry game like LSU or Tennessee, and the atmosphere is amazing. Tailgating starts at 9am for night games. Gainesville can be incredibly warm, so pick your dates and times carefully.
 
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No particular order.

1) Alabama vs UT third Saturday in October.

2) SC vs UGA

3) Alabama vs Auburn
 
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No particular order.

1) Alabama vs UT third Saturday in October.

2) SC vs UGA

3) Alabama vs Auburn
If you’re going this year (and you have the funds) go to Athens for UGA/Notre Dame
 
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Rose Bowl

Santa Ana winds blowing & it’s near 95 degrees. Dry. It’s late November

USC is at UCLA. 101,000. You tailgate on the public golf course. Beer sold inside. Half the GMSA is for Blue&Gold + half Trojan crap colors. And they’ve argued all week at the water cooler.

Game and atmosphere is intense.

After game ... Old Town Pasadena is a sweet visit.

It’s a full day - leave your house at 9am. You won’t be home until near midnight.
 

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LSU vs Alabama at Death Valley. LSU fans begin showing up to tailgate on Wed for a Sat night game. Best tailgating food in the world. Mike the Tiger. You're also just a little over an hour from N'awlins.
 
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Saw LSU Florida in 2003. 92,000. Tiger in a cage on sidelines. No alcohol in stadium!
 

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I think New Mexico plays New Mexico State on 9/21 in Albuquerque. Sounds incredible to me. :eek:
 

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Saturday night game in Blacksburg, VA.
FL/GA in Jacksonville.
The Game.
Red River Shootout with the Texas State Fair
UCLA/USC
Ole Miss home game
 
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Go to any of the places mentioned, but Gainesville might be last on my list.

It is not the true “SEC Experience” in the way that you probably imagine. Most of the kids parents came from New Jersey and they all think football was invented in 1990. The students wear t-shirts to games. Bless their hearts.

Full disclosure: as some on here know, I’m a Georgia football season ticket holder (though not this year due to some ill-timed Yankee weddings). My wife went to Georgia and my mom went to FSU so I am not unbiased when it comes to Florida.

However, Athens really is the place to be for the SEC experience. Beautiful campus, great small city with an excellent music and food scene.

The SEC game day environment that most think of can really only be found at Georgia, Bama, Auburn, Ole Miss and maybe Mississippi State but I, like most people, have never been there. The Clemson experience is probably more SEC than Florida, to be honest.

LSU is great great great, thats an excellent decision if that’s where you decide to go, but it’s not the same sort of Southern fried football; it’s...French?

Anyway, in the words of Lewis Grizzard, going to Athens is a religious experience.

 
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Do a guys trip every year to a random game - my top 10 and bot 3 places

Bama
Clemson
LSU
Colorado
Florida
Auburn
UGa
Washington
Penn St
UNC

Avoid
WVU
TN
Maryland
 
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Do a guys trip every year to a random game - my top 10 and bot 3 places

Bama
Clemson
LSU
Colorado
Florida
Auburn
UGa
Washington
Penn St
UNC

Avoid
WVU
TN
Maryland
Interesting. All of this makes sense except for Florida (see my previous post ;) ) but, what did you like so much about UNC?
 
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Son is at UM so I'm biased, but highly recommend Ann Arbor. They have Army and Notre Dame visiting this season. Obviously, you can tailgate if you choose too but you also have option of pre-gaming at establishments in downtown Ann Arbor and walking to the Big House (20 minute walk).
 
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Thanks so much everyone! @Guapo doing a good job selling me on UGA. Plus I can check out the new Braves ball park as well if I go the weekend of Notre Dame game... very tempting right now.
 

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This upcoming season:

Ohio State @ Nebraska
LSU @ Texas
LSU @ Alabama
Ohio State @ Michigan
Notre Dame @ Georgia
 
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This upcoming season:

Ohio State @ Nebraska
LSU @ Texas
LSU @ Alabama
Ohio State @ Michigan
Notre Dame @ Georgia
Wow I had no idea LSU was @ Texas this season. That’s fun.
 
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I endorse Austin & UT as well. Saw night game vs. Cal (Jared Goff) in 2015 there. Very fun city and environment.
 

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Wow I had no idea LSU was @ Texas this season. That’s fun.
Hmm...need to check the date on that. If I am down there for work I might try to get in. At minimum watch at a local bar. Will root for the wrong team of course.

September 7. That may just be possible.
 
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This upcoming season:

Ohio State @ Nebraska
LSU @ Texas
LSU @ Alabama
Ohio State @ Michigan
Notre Dame @ Georgia
Underrated interesting game this year (from a Georgia fan perspective): Texas A&M @ Georgia
 

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