Best College Football Road Trips for 2013

Send us your pics from the tailgate! You know we love them!
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By Frank LaCosta

Every year the dog days of August give way to the start of the college football season. Labor Day weekend is set aside for grilling, consuming a few cold ones and being huddled around the TV. This year will be no different, however here at Blitz we want to present to you a list of some cool college football games that are accessible via reliable transportation, cash money and no more than six hours on the road from Dallas. Oh…and you can’t see the same team twice. Hell you might even see the Blitz banner at these games!

8/31 – LSU vs. TCU at AT&T Stadium
LSU fans know how to party. JerryWorld is a state-of-the-art facility. Get your party passes and get there in the afternoon for an awesome tailgate and game. The Mad Hatter might even have a trick up his sleeve. This one sets everything in motion.

9/14 – Alabama vs. Texas A&M at Kyle Field
Manziel and company handed Alabama its only loss last season. Manziel had 345 yards in the victory on the road. The Crimson Tide will be looking for payback. Stop by the Dixie Chicken the night before for a look at the local talent.

10/12 – Oklahoma vs. Texas – at the Cotton Bowl
It used to be the Red River Shootout, recently it’s been the Red River BlowOUt with the Sooners dominating and winning three in a row. It always has been and always will be about bragging rights. Plus its a great reason to go see the new Big Tex!

11/2 – Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium
Definitely worth a trip out west for this one. Mayhem always is right around the corner. Oklahoma State has won the last four. Tech has a new coach and a new attitude. Check out the Double T scoreboard while there.

11/16 – Connecticut vs. SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Now that SMU is in the Big East expect better quality opponents. The Huskies might not strike fear in your heart  immediately but like SMU they’ve improved over the years. Not too far of a drive but will certainly be a fun game to take in on the cheap.

11/23 – Mississippi State vs. Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium
Take the trip to Little Rock. You know you want to. Obviously the Razorbacks are in a rebuilding phase and the Bulldogs probably won’t “wow” you. Still a chance to catch two SEC teams will be fun and drinking will be involved.