As the great Keith Jackson would say, "Whoa, Nellie! The new season of college football can't get here soon enough."
Very true Keith, and with last year's undefeated run by Western Michigan, it will be interesting to see who crashes the bowl fiestas featuring Power 5 squads.
In the meantime, if you're going on a college football road trip this fall or are an alumni thinking about driving or flying to your squad's away games, which opposing college football stadium should you have on your bucket list? We're talking everything from creative-colored turf to scenic rolling hills in the background.
Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? That's why before you shuffle off this mortal coil, you need to visit each college football stadium for these Group of 5 teams. We promise you won't be disappointed.
Arguably the most gorgeous view this side of the Mississippi, War Memorial Stadium is just begging for upper deck seats to take in as much scenary as possible.
Depending on who you talk to, the Army campus is one of the most beautiful and historic in the nation. Make sure to take your time and leisurely stroll about its hallowed grounds before heading to the lush and intimate confines of Michie Stadium (capacity only 38,000).
Come for the football, and then stay for the incredible sunsets inside Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
Holding just over 29,000 fans, FAU Stadium is the crown-jewel achievement of former head coach Howard Schnellenberger. Perhaps better known for winning the 1983 National Title at Miami, Schnellenberger not only helped to launch the first ever football program in the school's history, but also he led the Owls to the 2007 Sun Belt championship and the construction of FAU Stadium.
I mean, just look at the landscape surrounding Kidd Brewer Stadium. How can this not be on your bucket list?
And want to talk about intimate: The stadium holds only 21,650, and according to the school, home games are typically filled to 130% capacity.
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Known as the Glass Bowl, the Rockets incredible home digs plays host to an intimate seating capacity of just 26,248 (although somehow a record 36,852 managed to squeeze within its walls for a 2001 contest against Navy.
The Eagles get the nod here for a truly original football turf experience. Unlike the retina-shattering playing surface of Eastern Washington, the Eagles installed an eye-soothing grey turf prior to the 2014 season.
Maybe there's some magic in that FieldTurf surface as the 2016 EMU squad went 7-5 to make its first bowl appearance since 1987.