10 Games In Which I'd Hate To Be The Away Team
These are ten games that the away team wishes that they were deaf, well after the game their wish will soon come true. Some of these are some of the most anticipated games this year. The fans will be screaming, the coach will be screaming orders to their offense, The QB will scream back that he didn't hear what the coach said. A lot lot of screaming.
Miami @ Ohio State - September 11
WAS IT A PASS INTERFERENCE?
On September 11, 2010 the nation will be remembering the tragedy and shock of nine years ago. Meanwhile, UM fans are remembering the tragedy and shock of 7 years ago, on that January 3, 2003 night.
While that's going on fans are tailgating in Columbus, before the game they've waited for since the schedule came out last year. The fans will be ready, the Buckeyes will have handled Marshall, so they're ready. Miami has a whole new team since that 2003 meeting. It's a clean slate.
The fans will be screaming their lungs out expect a new attendance record at 106,000+ fans. Giving Jacory Harris and his offense a rude awakening, since would have handled Florida A&M too. Jacory Harris is expected to have matured just like Terrelle Pryor. These are the first true tests. The fans know it, they'll be ready.
Oregon @ Tennessee - September 11
Another game on this awesome day, well for college football fans.For the nation its a downer.Oregon comes in to Knoxville with confidence they are sure to be ranked very high. They have been having issues in school. Also over the past years this team has done bad in early tests on the road. Going into Neyland Stadium doesn't make it any easier.
Neyland Stadium is one of the few stadiums in the world that make you feel tiny as you walk in. (Beaver Stadium, Kyle Field are also huge). 102,000+ fans are screaming at you. You won't be able to concentrate with the checkerboard endzone.
The volunteers are ready to "Sing Rocky Top all night long".
Florida @ Alabama - October 2
No Tebow, No problem!! Wait actually there is a problem. This is a new Florida Squad playing on the road against current rivals Alabama. Only there second road, game the crowd noise won't be as loud as their first road game in Knoxville(That would have been a good game, had Lane Kiffin stayed). But still these fans in Tuscaloosa will still be making hell a lot of noise.
92,000 fans up on their feet roaring, as Ingram or Richardson scores. Bryant-Denny Stadium will be the place to be on October 2nd, 2010.
Too Bad, Renovations aren't completed this could have have been one of the loudest games of the year.
These teams are expected to be undefeated as they go into this game. They they are on a collision course to the SEC Championship game again.
Alabama hasn't lost at home for the past two seasons.
LSU @ Florida - October 9
These teams are known for their loud stadiums. Last year it was Tiger Stadiums turn to make the noise, this year we are back in Gainesville, for these two inter-divisional rivals.
Florida is coming from a game against Alabama, the week before. Whether Florida wins or loses that game will be a great chance for the fans to make noise. If Florida loses to Alabama, they are mad and want to crush LSU. If Florida beats 'Bama they think they can win the SEC, so they are as loud as they can be for this game.
So there is a heat wave on the east coast, think about how humid it will be down there in the Swamp where fans are as close to the players, as people are at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to the TV. Florida is 34-2 at home with Urban Meyer, 2-0 at home vs. LSU. They haven't loss at home since the famous 2008 game vs. Ole Miss.
Expect the Swamp to be alive as 90,000+ fans are right in your face.
WARNING!!! LSU DO NOT BECOME GATOR BAIT.
Ohio State @ Wisconsin - October 16
If Ohio State gets pass Miami this game would be the meeting of two (6-0) teams, this game could possibly be the Big Ten title decider. Lucky for Wisconsin, whose team has been hyped up this year, this is a game at home. But the following week to go to Iowa.
Camp Randall named after the Camp Randall fort that lied on the same grounds. And boy, does this stadium know how to keep in the sound. Expect the 82,000+ fans to be screaming. Hopefully the gates and fences can keep these guys in the stands when the clock hits zeros.
Texas @ Nebraska - October 16
One of the few games with BCS implications in the Big 12 this year. Texas is a little overhyped, and Nebraska won't make it easy for them. Nothing like a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to test your new starting QB.
The fans in Memorial Stadium want their rematch, it's enough they have to go down to Texas to play the Big 12 Championship game. Now they have you at their place, they are ready. So is Bo Pelini and his defense.
86,000+ husker fans screaming, yelling its a sea of red.
Watch Out Texas.
Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech - November 4
Thursday night game!!!
This why the ACC Coastal Division is probably one the toughest divisions in all of FOOTBALL.!!! With four teams Miami, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Va Tech. For Virginia Tech this game is followed by a trip to Chapel Hill, and Miami.
This is a good-bye game for the Hokies, this is the last meaningful home game for them. The other home game is the non-existent rival Virginia. This is a must-win for both teams, because the following week Georgia Teach is traveling down to Miami.
This is likely a maroon game for the Hokies. The fans are right on top of you at Lane Stadium. The noise doesn't get out. Especially down in the end zone you might prefer to pass notes, cause you won't be able to hear anything, Yellow Jackets.
Alabama @ LSU - November 6
Like every game at Tiger Stadium, it has at 7.00 PM start time. The winner of this game will most likely play in the SEC Championship Game.
Can't say much that anybody doesn't know already about the second loudest stadium in history. The 92,000+ Tiger fans are ready for 'Bama to come down to Death Valley,Baton Rouge.
Ohio State @ Iowa - November 20
Iowa has to play Ohio State and Wisconsin. This is a very important game for both teams. This is the second to last game in the season, and the loser is gonna take af all in the rankings. Its going to be too late to recover in time to make a National championship run.
Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa has a reputation for being loud. Adding the BCS implications(Man I Love saying that), to this game they'll be more than ready.
Florida @ Florida State - November 27
Every year this game entertains you. FSU has a shot this year. They seem so sure about their "Heisman" CP7 Christian Ponder, and Tim Tebow isn't on the sideline. But every QB in waiting at Florida over the past years have been ready.
Doak Campbell Stadium will be rockin' they can't wait for this matchup. This is suppose to be the game before their ACC Championship Game. Chief Osceola will be runnin down to mid-field trying to intimidate the gators.
But hey who knows things can happen, the fans won't make it any easier for the Gators.