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It was another outstanding week in college football.
Two top-10 teams went down at the hand of unranked opponents. There were also some electric atmospheres.
Here’s a look back on the five best from Week 8:
Honorable Mention – Kidd Brewer Stadium
Photo credit: Nelson Aerial Productions
The big games started on Wednesday night this week.
5. Heinz Field
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh athletics
It might be time to start a petition to get this great fan base its own football stadium. It’s hard to get the true feel of a great college football atmosphere when the upper bowl of an NFL stadium is all but empty. College football games are meant to be sold out and packed to the absolute brim.
Celebration here at Heinz Field for #Pitt over #Clemson as the Panthers score 27 vs No. 2 defense in country on their way to 6-1, 3-0 in ACC: pic.twitter.com/qFANHy1VaP
— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) October 23, 2021
“Sweet Caroline” @Pitt_FB – @ClemsonFB style today at @heinzfield #ACC pic.twitter.com/8K18ra1FLN
— Ed Thompson (@ThompsonFoto12) October 24, 2021
4. Bryant-Denny Stadium
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Homecoming weekend in Tuscaloosa: Is there anywhere else you’d rather be?
Put those 4’s UP#RollTide | #BamaGameday pic.twitter.com/PkI1nPpWzn
— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) October 24, 2021
The lights and atmosphere here in Bryant Denny Stadium, for the Tennessee game, is unreal and unmatched! pic.twitter.com/3zdMM10fwC
— Mark Tidmore (@MarkTidmore) October 25, 2021
How do you spend your dollar?
Electric atmosphere in Bryant Denny stadium last night with #DixielandDelight. Student section was rocking all night!! #BAMAvsTENN #RollTide @AlabamaFTBL #BamaFactor pic.twitter.com/yRdK1jxdre
— STKRollTide (@STKRollTide) October 25, 2021
3. Jack Trice Stadium
Photo courtesy of Iowa State Athletics
It’s not heaven. It’s Ames, Iowa.
Happy homecoming, Cyclone Nation.
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) October 23, 2021
Electric Jack Trice Stadium pic.twitter.com/nGgIhEtVfX
— Michael LeVere (@mlevere1988) October 23, 2021
2. Notre Dame Stadium
Photo credit: Matt Freeman/Irish Sports Daily
Due to COVID-19, Notre Dame and USC did not meet in 2020 for the first time in 75 years. Oh, how good it feels to be back.
That magic is even better under the lights.
No. 13 @NDFootball 🆚 Southern Cal
📺 @NDonNBC#GoIrish #BeatSC pic.twitter.com/DzO6saYAdT
— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) October 23, 2021
Go off, Notre Dame Stadium.
The fourth quarter starts now on NBC.#GoIrish #BeatSC pic.twitter.com/zKr25ZFE2G
— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) October 24, 2021
1. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Photo credit: Brad Logan/BleavInOleMiss Podcast
It was a day where the city of Oxford gathered around to honor No. 10 Eli Manning and boy, it did not disappoint. Hotty Toddy!
Y'all are animals! The Grove is the greatest place on Earth! #Celebrat10n pic.twitter.com/hzR5UsCzKa
— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) October 23, 2021
ARE YOU READY?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/MnPZmD9Cbp
— Mintzy (@BarstoolMintzy) October 23, 2021
How can you not love Mintzy?
"It's an honor to be up there with my dad and Chucky Mullins."
Eli Manning. Immortalized in Oxford. He spoke with @JamieErdahl about what it means to have his No. 10 retired by @OleMissFB. pic.twitter.com/w7Sm8id3Fw
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 23, 2021
Today was stunning! pic.twitter.com/UGsSw0O79J
— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) October 24, 2021