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Road to CFB: 2022 Ultimate College Football Road Trip Through The Midwest



This year, I moved to another part of the country and tackled the American Midwest. As all seasons begin, I started with a triple-header through the Mid-Atlantic, experiencing the Backyard Brawl in Pittsburgh, Old Dominion’s upset over Virginia Tech, and one of the hottest games I’ve been at in East Carolina. What’s atypical of the season, though, was turning it right back around the next week to take on America’s best game day, Wisconsin.

My first trip to Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium closed out September in terrific, sold-out fashion.

September brought me four games within a single score, a go-ahead pick-six in Pittsburgh, and a heartbreaking missed field goal in Greenville. All five games I attended were clean sellouts.

After a weekend off, I hit the road for a midweek Sun Belt stint at Marshall on a stormy night and then the next day for one of the most thorough game day experiences I’ve ever had at West Virginia. What completed the deal for me was the mason jar of home-stilled moonshine from the county sheriff. And, of course, October was closed out by the world-famous Penn State Whiteout in what be my favorite game day experience yet.

Two games closed out the season in November: Midweek MACtion at Western Michigan and Iowa.

While the end of the season is always a bittersweet moment, I am thankful for all of the terrific experiences gained in 2022. Thank you to everyone who made this season special!

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This was my first trip to Ohio Stadium since 2017– a place I’ve revered my entire life. It was a great way to kick off the 2022 season, even if that season was still four months away.

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