Neutral site games are becoming all the rage in college football these days and there seems to be no better place to stage these contests than the luxurious gridirons of the NFL.
No longer are the grand stages of NFL fields reserved for just conference championships and major bowl games. They are now playing an integral role in the regular season.
These games allow programs the chance to connect with alumni that may live outside the traditional boundaries of the school's town, and they are also a nice recruiting tool for coaches.
If done right, the game can have an absolutely electric atmosphere. The key is to stage a game that involves two teams from different conferences who are relatively close enough geographically. This usually means that the crowd will be even, and that the game will be meaningful.
Here's a look at the sixteen regular season college football games that will take place at NFL stadiums this year.