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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.
The energy we all needed. pic.twitter.com/4ZhWD3Fybg
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) September 19, 2021
This place really has turned into Party in the Sip. We’ve got a QB slinging the ball all over the field, fireworks everywhere, a DJ catering to fans who are partying in a downpour, a maniac with a fire extinguisher roaming the sidelines, Landsharks swarming, strobe lights…crazy pic.twitter.com/x2XbloMRMh
— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September 19, 2021
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.”
Indiana University's student section ripped out an ENTIRE bleacher 😳
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 18, 2021
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.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 18, 2021
Pretty special day in Norman, OK.
— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) September 19, 2021
3. Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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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.
Full WVU stadium singing Country Roads? Chills. Every time. pic.twitter.com/7oDIlV2F7K
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 19, 2021
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”.
College football is cool. pic.twitter.com/m6EEHQHryS
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 18, 2021
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.
Got my 10,000 steps in today but the views were worth the climb. pic.twitter.com/adIQNCExAV
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) September 19, 2021
College f—g football, man. pic.twitter.com/ZU7WT0sbpo
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) September 18, 2021
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 18, 2021