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College football is sensory overload, in the best way possible.
It’s the songbook of marching band themes your subconscious somehow has memorized, the student section (those who made it into the stadium, at least) standing and chanting and chomping for the entire game, the HOF-worthy College Gameday signs and the rush-the-field-worthy upsets.
We watch it not just for the game, but for the traditions, those strange rules and rituals of each local tribe, which remind us of a time that a tailgating spot was sacred, and trying to pass off a navy shirt at a blackout was treason.
To re-enter that world, if even just for a weekend, we’ve rounded up 10 superior Airbnbs a pigskin’s toss from college football stadiums around the nation. Some in support of the game’s most iconic teams, others nearby teams primed for a run at the College Football Playoff this very year. All include many beds, and enough space to either throw a ball around on the grass, or or toss back a couple beers on the patio.
Oh, and we’ve included a must-catch game for each. Find a weekend that works and send it. Go team.
Can’t-Miss Contest: Auburn, 11/24. For obvious reasons.
Can’t-Miss Contest: The Ducks v. Washington on 10/13 would’ve been amazing, but we aren’t picky — there’s still time to watch them take on the Beavers.
Can’t-Miss Contest: Michigan, 11/24. Bucket list event for any sports fan, period.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Can’t-Miss Contest: We wish we could’ve watched the Wisconsin game on 10/13, but we’re bookmarking this ‘bnb for future travels to Ann Arbor.
Can’t-Miss Contest: What a game that was v. Stanford. Any plans on Friday? 10/10 would watch them take on Washington St.