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.
bama (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Auburn, 11/24. For obvious reasons.
Clemson (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Syracuse, 9/29. Revenge game! ‘Cuse handed Clemson their only regular season loss last year.
Georgia (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Auburn, 11/10. Huge CFP implications.
mich (4 images)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Can’t-Miss Contest: Wisconsin, 10/13. Great chance for the Maize and Blue to spoil Wisconsin's promising season here.
notre dame (4 images)
South Bend, IN
Can’t-Miss Contest: Stanford, 9/29. Sure to trigger some end-of-September reassortment in the AP 25.
ohio state (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Michigan, 11/24. Bucket list event for any sports fan, period.
Oregon (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Washington, 10/13. Possibly the Ducks' toughest regular season game this year.
palo (4 images)
Palo Alto, CA
Can’t-Miss Contest: Utah, 10/6. Don't sleep on the Utes!
seattle (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Stanford, 11/3. Conference championship hopes on the line.
Wisconsin (4 images)
Can’t-Miss Contest: Rutgers, 11/3. Watch Wisconsin beat up on Rutgers and go home happy.