Favorite and least favorite on-campus road game that you've gone to?

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November 3, 2007 losing to Navy was by far and away my worst experience at a live ND game. Truly cursed the day I was born leaving that stadium. I saw Ty's last home game against Pitt in 2004, The Bush Push in 2005 and saw Wannstedt beat Charlie in 2008. None of it was as deflating and depressing as losing to Navy.
Was that the game Clausen was a video game? If so, I was there for that as well. He was like 35/39 or something crazy like that.
 

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Was that the game Clausen was a video game? If so, I was there for that as well. He was like 35/39 or something crazy like that.

Here's the box score. Shady McCoy was a video game. ND couldn't do anything with the run. Raeshon McNeil had two picks. ND won time of possession and the turnover battle 3-0. Still got beat.

Pitt kicker was 5/5. Brandon Walker was 4/5. I felt horrible for him.

All I recall was Walker missing the FG in OT and McCoy going off on the ground. Don't even recall McNeil's two picks. As a Bears fan who is also an ND fan, seeing Wannstedt win in South Bend completely ruined my weekend in a way any other ND loss could not.
 

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I figured we'd bond over our mutual loathing of Clemson. My dad's cousin was an All American there, but I've never liked that school for some reason.
Clemson and South Carolina HATE each other. That is a very, very turbulent, but low key rivalry. Ole Miss - Mississippi State too.
 

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Clemson and South Carolina HATE each other. That is a very, very turbulent, but low key rivalry. Ole Miss - Mississippi State too.

Agree to both.


Very fierce rivalries built on raw hatred, it’s just the stakes outside of state bragging rights are never there. Ole Miss-MSU always struck me as a “snobs vs slobs” rivalry built on class.

It’s not like the top tier rivalries (ND-USC, Bama-Burn, UM-OSU, etc.) that have had stretches historically where both teams were highly ranked, and the outcome had implications in the national title outcome, so everyone tunes in with interest.

Nobody outside of SCar and Mississippi has watched an Egg Bowl out of more than “it’s football, and it’s on TV”.


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I can’t decide on a worst between Marshall and ‘08 Syracuse Senior Day.
 

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Only away game I've been to was Louisville in '19, but I'd like to go to more. That stadium sucked ass. They had one of the worst gate/entrance systems I've seen at a venue. Seemed like there was just 2 entrances taking tickets for the whole damn stadium. We were in line for over half an hour to get in.

The stadium itself was pretty lackluster imo. Maybe it was just me, but the stairs felt unsafe going to the upper level. I was super dehydrated on the long walk to the stadium though, so that could have factored in...don't spend all day tailgating in Kentucky heat in August. The announcer sucked too, kept getting players names wrong "Chris...Finkey with the reception."

We got the win at least. Afterwards we went to Waffle House in Louisville and @arndtjc played the Notre Dame Victory March and Alma Mater on the Touch Tunes, much to the sadness of the Cardinal fans there.
 

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Only away game I've been to was Louisville in '19, but I'd like to go to more. That stadium sucked ass. They had one of the worst gate/entrance systems I've seen at a venue. Seemed like there was just 2 entrances taking tickets for the whole damn stadium. We were in line for over half an hour to get in.

The stadium itself was pretty lackluster imo. Maybe it was just me, but the stairs felt unsafe going to the upper level. I was super dehydrated on the long walk to the stadium though, so that could have factored in...don't spend all day tailgating in Kentucky heat in August. The announcer sucked too, kept getting players names wrong "Chris...Finkey with the reception."

We got the win at least. Afterwards we went to Waffle House in Louisville and @arndtjc played the Notre Dame Victory March and Alma Mater on the Touch Tunes, much to the sadness of the Cardinal fans there.

I've been to a Louisville basketball game, and man, I found their fans to be pretty rough around the edges. Truthfully, they remind me of UL-Lafayette fans or University of Memphis fans.

I've also driven by Louisville's Papa John's stadium, and it looked like it needed substantial upgrades, and just general routine maintenance. Fun town, though. I loved checking out the distilleries, Bardstown Road, Cherokee Park, and such. Many neighborhoods reminded me a lot of New Orleans and the North Shore.
 
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I was super dehydrated on the long walk to the stadium though, so that could have factored in...don't spend all day tailgating in Kentucky heat in August. The announcer sucked too, kept getting players names wrong "Chris...Finkey with the reception."
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the beers we were sucking down, either :ROFLMAO:

But yeah...it was HOT that day.
 

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I'm sure it had nothing to do with the beers we were sucking down, either :ROFLMAO:

But yeah...it was HOT that day.
I had just a couple mixed drinks of OJ and Vodka, and then I started on water, but it wasn't enough for my fat ass in that heat lol. When we finally got inside the stadium I was so dehydrated I pounded 3 bottles of water and wasn't back to normal till after halftime.
 

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I realize I'm putting the cart before the horse here as we haven't even kicked off the 2023 season, but, assuming scheduling does not change, I'd highly encourage all of you to attend the 2024 Notre Dame - Texas A&M game if you can.

College Station isn't anything to write home about, the campus' architecture reminds me of a Russian forced labor camp, and it'll be hot as Hades, but Kyle Field's atmosphere is truly unique. It's a very nice stadium - even it is like a tackle box. Don't get me wrong, Aggies are certainly an odd bunch and it's very cult-like, but their marching band is phenomenal, they've got some interesting traditions that any football fan can appreciate, their fans are plenty polite and welcoming, and the Dixie Chicken is a great place to have many, many cold beverages.
 

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I realize I'm putting the cart before the horse here as we haven't even kicked off the 2023 season, but, assuming scheduling does not change, I'd highly encourage all of you to attend the 2024 Notre Dame - Texas A&M game if you can.

College Station isn't anything to write home about, the campus' architecture reminds me of a Russian forced labor camp, and it'll be hot as Hades, but Kyle Field's atmosphere is truly unique. It's a very nice stadium - even it is like a tackle box. Don't get me wrong, Aggies are certainly an odd bunch and it's very cult-like, but their marching band is phenomenal, they've got some interesting traditions that any football fan can appreciate, their fans are plenty polite and welcoming, and the Dixie Chicken is a great place to have many, many cold beverages.
I'm not looking forward to Aggies, they're definitely a different breed. Got into a discussion with an Aggie fan recently that was bragging that they've had a Top 5 finish in the last decade. "What has ND done?" Brah, we've got two Top 5 finishes in the last 5 years and 5 of the last 6 seasons have been 10+ win seasons. I had to look...Aggies have had only one 10+ win season this CENTURY :laugh: One in 25 years to be exact. The last time they were consistently good for a stretch was the early 90s where they managed to lose 3 straight Cotton Bowls. They haven't finished #1 since 1939, but they claim like 23 national championships or some shit.

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Wait y’all don’t love watching the Egg Bowl for the sheer chaos?? It’s amazing


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Favorite: 2012 at USC to get in the championship. Celebrated for drinks in Orange County - had to get out of LA - and people were congratulatory and super cool.

Least favorite: 2015 at Stanford. The outcome and one of the dozen Stanford fans there was incredibly annoying post-game
 
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Favorite: 2012 at USC to get in the championship. Celebrated for drinks in Orange County - had to get out of LA - and people were congratulatory and super cool.

Least favorite: 2015 at Stanford. The outcome and one of the dozen Stanford fans there was incredibly annoying post-game
Stanford 2015 was one of the most frustrating games to watch. The BVG ineptitude on full display.
 

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I realize I'm putting the cart before the horse here as we haven't even kicked off the 2023 season, but, assuming scheduling does not change, I'd highly encourage all of you to attend the 2024 Notre Dame - Texas A&M game if you can.

College Station isn't anything to write home about, the campus' architecture reminds me of a Russian forced labor camp, and it'll be hot as Hades, but Kyle Field's atmosphere is truly unique. It's a very nice stadium - even it is like a tackle box. Don't get me wrong, Aggies are certainly an odd bunch and it's very cult-like, but their marching band is phenomenal, they've got some interesting traditions that any football fan can appreciate, their fans are plenty polite and welcoming, and the Dixie Chicken is a great place to have many, many cold beverages.
Thinking that will be a night game, but still toasty like the UT game was in Austin. It is a different vibe at TAMU.
 

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I'm not looking forward to Aggies, they're definitely a different breed. Got into a discussion with an Aggie fan recently that was bragging that they've had a Top 5 finish in the last decade. "What has ND done?" Brah, we've got two Top 5 finishes in the last 5 years and 5 of the last 6 seasons have been 10+ win seasons. I had to look...Aggies have had only one 10+ win season this CENTURY :laugh: One in 25 years to be exact. The last time they were consistently good for a stretch was the early 90s where they managed to lose 3 straight Cotton Bowls. They haven't finished #1 since 1939, but they claim like 23 national championships or some shit.

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Oh, they are a different breed for sure. I work amongst them, and they love alienating themselves and are certainly an insular bunch. That said, the non-ROTC A&M alums/students/fans are much more tolerable. You just have to know their quirks (the class rings, removing your cap, not walking on the grass, Howdy!, the swaying back and forth, etc.)

It's still a unique - arguably the most unique - football environment that you'll experience. It is something to see and experience at least once.
 

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I'm sure it had nothing to do with the beers we were sucking down, either :ROFLMAO:

But yeah...it was HOT that day.
It was hot. Kansas at home in '09. It was an August game. Temp was low 90's and the humidity was high. It was miserable that day.
 

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I realize I'm putting the cart before the horse here as we haven't even kicked off the 2023 season, but, assuming scheduling does not change, I'd highly encourage all of you to attend the 2024 Notre Dame - Texas A&M game if you can.

College Station isn't anything to write home about, the campus' architecture reminds me of a Russian forced labor camp, and it'll be hot as Hades, but Kyle Field's atmosphere is truly unique. It's a very nice stadium - even it is like a tackle box. Don't get me wrong, Aggies are certainly an odd bunch and it's very cult-like, but their marching band is phenomenal, they've got some interesting traditions that any football fan can appreciate, their fans are plenty polite and welcoming, and the Dixie Chicken is a great place to have many, many cold beverages.
One of the best environments in college football. I'll be there.
 

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Sounds like dad, some of his work minions, and myself may be heading to the Clemson game this fall
 
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