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College Football’s Top Five Atmospheres From Week 5

by PeteSnydes

Photo courtesy of LSU athletics

What a week in college football it was: Two top-10 matchups and plenty of other drama scattered across the nation.

With fans packing in stadiums from the regions of Baton Rouge, to the valleys of Coral Gables, lets take a look to see which five atmospheres were the best during Week 5:

Honorable Mention – The UC Takeover

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We may not have seen a fan base this year that has traveled as well as the Cincinnati faithful. What a scene it was in South Bend:

5. Kroger Field

Photo courtesy of Kentucky athletics

In 2018, Kentucky went into “The Swamp” and defeated Florida, 27-16. It was the Wildcats’ first win against Florida since 1986 and snapped a losing streak of 31 games to the Gators.

Fast forward to Saturday night: the Wildcats defeated the 10th-ranked Gators 20-13. It served as their first home win over Florida since 1986. How can you not be romantic about college football?

4. Beaver Stadium


Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics

It’s hard not to be impressed with the coordination that goes on with a well-executed stripe out. Think about it. To have this work, you need 50,000 people to show up to the stadium/tailgate wearing one color, and 50,000 wearing the other. There is a ton that could go wrong there.

3. Sanford Stadium

Photo credit: Matt DeBarny

The energy coming out of Sanford Stadium for a noon ET kickoff was uncanny. You ever want to know what it’s like to feel the true passion of college football? Make your way down to SEC country for a Saturday in the fall.

2. Bryant-Denny Stadium


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Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin didn’t seriously think he was going to take his team into Bryant-Denny and come away with a win, knowing that Alabama was 84-5 at home since 2008.

Did he?

1. Tiger Stadium

Photo credit: Barett Jones

“College football is LSU’s Tiger Stadium at night.” ~ Rick Reilly

Although the wrong group of Tigers won for the home faithful, Rick Reilly is still right.