The following is a guest article by Rainier Fuclan.
You'll never get tired of putting on your team's colors, driving up to your alma mater and tailgating before a big game, but for the diehard college football fans – there are plenty of other games to see. Sure, it’s easier and cheaper to relax on your couch and watch the big games of the week, but there are a few college football games that absolutely must be seen in person. While the games are always good, many of college football's biggest rivalries are defined by the tailgating that goes on outside the stadium.
If you think of yourself as a dyed-in-the-wool true college football fan, here are five rivalry games that you have to see in person.
Red River Rivalry — Oklahoma vs. Texas
Played each October between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns, this is considered one of the greatest rivalries in American sports. Formerly the Red River Shootout, each team receives an equal amount of tickets and the Cotton Bowl is split evenly at the 50-yard line. Perhaps most special about this game is the atmosphere outside the stadium, as the game always takes place in the midst of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, lending a carnival air to the game. With so much going on around the game, the Red River Rivalry is a tailgating dream. On top of the festive environment, the game almost always has conference and national title implications, making it a game that every fan should see in person at least once.