College football rivalries are intense on the field, which can be even more significant in the stands.
Massive stadiums, passionate fan bases, and proud traditions add to the sport’s biggest matchups yearly. Those are significant factors to have in your favor as a home team. As a road team, though? It’s a different story.
Which schools make it hardest on visiting teams? Goodyear and The Players’ Tribune surveyed 68 former FBS college football players who competed between 2001 and 2021 to determine the most intimidating venues across the country.
Here is what those players had to say:
Toughest road game environments in college football
Happy Valley is anything but cheery for opposing teams.
Penn State was voted the toughest road game environment in college football, earning 13 votes, followed by LSU and Oregon.
1. Penn State
T-4. Ohio State