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We can’t speak for the rest of the world, but the return of college football always makes us emotional.
The hibernation period is over, folks. There is no more waiting. College football is officially back.
With a full slate of games in the books, here’s a look back on Week 1’s top atomospheres:
Honorable Mention – This Guy
Hell yeah pic.twitter.com/eJKGpBgxv5
— Saturday Gameday (@SaturdayGameday) September 3, 2022
5. Ross–Ade Stadium
Photo courtesy of Purdue athletics
For a Thursday night, the great people of West Lafayette sure showed out to cheer on their beloved Boilermakers — even if it resulted in a loss.
— #FrankWasRight (@frankwasrightt) September 2, 2022
Built different. 🔨 pic.twitter.com/AVzqRwuG5q
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 2, 2022
4. Razorbackback Stadium
Photo courtesy of Arkansas athletics
WOOOOOOOOO PIG SOOIE!
Great to be back at Razorback stadium. pic.twitter.com/IrK5cl0SXL
— Matt Yielding (@matt_yielding) September 4, 2022
3. Ohio Stadium
Photo courtesy of Ohio State athletics
It’s “The Horseshoe.” It’s 106,000 strong, and it never disappoints.
This Run Out😍 pic.twitter.com/5hMhR0URt6
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 3, 2022
👏✨ @TBDBITL + drones = the combo we didn't know we needed. #GoBucks #TheShoe100 pic.twitter.com/CpRQjg6ncO
— Ohio State (@OhioState) September 4, 2022
2. Acrisure Stadium
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh athletics
Fun Fact: Thursday’s Backyard Brawl brought together the most people EVER to watch a live sporting event in the city of Pittsburgh. If that doesn’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, nothing will.
Oh my goodness! Pittsburgh is rocking!!!! The Backyard Brawl is so back. pic.twitter.com/ucKuTV8Ouh
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 2, 2022
The largest crowd to ever watch a sporting event in the city of Pittsburgh … pic.twitter.com/4VLRpWwwPd
— Jed Drenning (@TheSignalCaller) September 3, 2022
1. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Photo credit: Nick de La Torre
As someone who has watched A LOT of Florida home games over the years, it’s hard to recall “The Swamp” ever being louder than it was on Saturday night.
I’ve been to a lot of incredibly high energy games in the Swamp.
But last night….. wow… last night was different. pic.twitter.com/yKVSTcIaR3
— Kyle Benzion (@KyleBenzion) September 4, 2022
Brutal ending for the Utes, but the 90,799 in the Swamp didn’t disappoint. One of the top venues I’ve attended. Incredibly loud and great traditions, including the Tom Petty start of the 4th quarter. #swamp #UTAHvsFLORIDA #utahfootball pic.twitter.com/m25xU9Hygj
— TBeck (@tbeck08) September 4, 2022