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EWR Airport Parking Members Share; The Best College Football Games to See This Year

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If you’re a college football fan, chances are you look forward to some of the best rival games of the season. This year, why not take a trip to see one of them? Our EWR Airport parking members shared some of their favorite rivalry games that are sure to bring some old-fashioned entertainment this season:

Auburn vs. Alabama

This match-up is always one of the most intense in college sports. Otherwise known as the “Iron Bowl,” the in-state rivalry has been in effect since 1893, making it a pretty historic event. In addition, over the past several years, the game has given each school a shot at the national title, making the series even more exciting.

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
When: November 28th

Texas vs. Oklahoma

This year, the classic duel between Texas and Oklahoma will be played at the historic Cotton Bowl in the middle of the Texas State Fair. Since 1900, fans have gone to cheer on their favorite college in a sea of burnt orange and crimson during the “Red River Showdown,” and with the past 10 years being an even split of wins, this rivalry is tight.

Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas
When: October 10th

Michigan vs. OSU

This Big Ten Conference rivalry continues for the 118th year this November and continues to be one of the most watched in college football. Otherwise known as “The Game,” this match-up is led (quite significantly) by Ohio State, but with former pro-football coach Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, the tables may turn.

Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
When: November 28th

Arizona vs. Arizona State

The fight between the Sun Devils and the Wildcats is one of the oldest trophy rival games in college football. While the game doesn’t often mean much to people outside of Arizona, the two schools play for both in-state pride and for the Territorial Cup – a symbolic treasure since 1899.

Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
When: November 21st

Army vs. Navy

Since 1890, these two military teams have seen some heated competition. As one of the oldest rivalries in college football, the two teams have commanded two loyal fanbases and many times, have fought for the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy. At the end of the game, the winning team is always happy to have inner-service bragging rights.

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: December 12th

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State

Otherwise known as the “Egg Bowl,” this game has been played by these two SEC teams since 1901. Because the two Mississippi schools are so close together (about 100 miles), the rivalry has seen some pretty passionate behavior and the game has become the biggest of the year for both teams.

Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi
When: November 28th

Oregon vs. Oregon State

Also known as “The Civil War,” this game between the Ducks and the Beavers is the fifth most-played rivalry game in the U.S. For the past seven years, the series has been dominated by Oregon, but has become more and more popular for football fans outside the Pacific Northwest.

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
When: November 27th

Notre Dame vs. USC

Each year, many college football fans consider the Notre Dame-USC game to be one of the most important, since both schools are known to churn out some top NFL prospects. Even if the winner doesn’t go on to play in the national championship (which was the case last year), the match-up is always an exciting game.

Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
When: October 17th

Florida vs. Florida State

Though this rivalry is one of the youngest on the list (first meeting in 1958), it’s proven to be an impressive one to follow. Known as the “Sunshine Showdown,” the in-state rivalry actually began back in 1947, when Florida State became a co-ed university. Today, the two teams battle for pride on the football field (when they’re not playing the third Florida team, Miami).

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
When: September 12th

Clemson vs. South Carolina

Otherwise known as the “Palmetto Bowl,” the rivalry between the Tigers and the Gamecocks dates back to tensions during the Civil War. Each year, the showdown gets pretty heated (especially with the two schools being only 130 miles away) and is one of the end-of-the-season games football fans look forward to.

Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
When: November 28th

Want to see your favorite rivalry game in person? Make a reservation with our EWR Airport parking company and you’ll enjoy the game with peace of mind, knowing your car is safe with us.