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College Football’s Top Five Atmospheres From Week 3

by PeteSnydes

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It may only be Week 3, but we may have found our atmosphere of the year.

It was an exciting week in college football. But aren’t they all?

Week 3 saw two top-25 matchups that came down to the wire and three ranked teams fall to unranked opponents. Looking back, here are the top five atmosphere from the week that was:

Honorable Mention – SEC After Dark

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What do you get when you mix rain, Oxford, Miss. and over 10,000 drunk college students? One heck of a good time.

5. Memorial Stadium

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In what was one of the biggest non-conference games in school history, Indiana fans got so worked up that they created a whole new meaning to the phrase, “bring the house down.”

4. Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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The Oklahoma Sooners and Nebraska Cornhuskers first met in 1912. And what would transpire over the next 98 years would be one of college footballs greatest and most competitive rivalries. Unfortunately, due to an abundance of greed or um…conference realignment, the Sooners and Cornhuskers have failed to meet since 2010. That is until Saturday of course — a contest 11 years overdue.

3. Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

WVU fans at Mountaineer Field.
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The Black Diamond Trophy is back in Morgantown for the first time since 2003. The great people of West Virginia should sing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” until their vocal cords fall out. They deserve it.

2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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While Florida may have lost on Saturday afternoon, we can safely assume that Tom Petty was looking down smiling at the fight his home town team provided at “The Swamp”.

1. Beaver Stadium

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If you have not attended a Penn State “White Out” game, put it on your bucket list now. One might argue that this tradition is not only the greatest atmosphere in all of college football, but may very well be the greatest spectacle in sports. Just take a look for yourself.