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Game 40: Toledo Rockets @ Ball State Cardinals

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28th November

The game started out well for Ball State as the first quarter went the way of the Cardinals leading to a 7-3 Ball State lead. This turned in the 2Q as Toledo scored 3 touchdowns to lead 24-10 at the half.



Game 39: Utah State Aggies @ UNLV Rebels

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27th November

I do have one question for the USU coaching staff…The final USU drive began with USU up 45-28 and 7:10 on the clock. This drive would eventually consume 16 plays, 94 yards, and 6:11 in time of possession, ultimately resulting in a touchdown.



Game 38: Western Michigan Broncos @ Michigan State Spartans

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25th October

This is the second time the Quest would be seeing this match up as two years ago we were at Western Michigan when the Broncos gave the Spartans all they could handle. Would this game be the same?



Game 36: Colorado Buffaloes @ Stanford Cardinal

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25th February

Target, in a feeble attempt to make up for the B&B he booked at Western Michigan, arranged for a tailgate location. He still has a ways to go to make up for the Stuart Avenue Inn, but you have to start somewhere.



Game 35: Oregon Ducks @ California Golden Bears

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25th February

On the way to the bookstore, we ran right into a student protest. The students were protesting the eviction of the student run bookstore. They proceeded to block traffic for approximately 10 minutes chanting “Students over Profits” and “Whose University?



Game 37: TCU Horned Frogs @ Baylor Bears

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14th January

Do you want to see equestrian? I can honestly say that was the first time we have ever been asked that, so of course the answer was “sure.” Good decision….very good decision.



Game 34: Nevada Wolfpack @ #18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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16th October

I will chose this spot to say how truly impressed I am with what Notre Dame does on football weekends. The hospitality and friendliness of the Notre Dame staff was truly incredible.



Game 33: Fordham Rams @ Navy Midshipmen

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9th October

Game time is noon, so it was not a sleep until lunch day, but I certainly did not need to be up at 6:39am, but that is when I awoke and had no chance of falling back to sleep.



Game 32: #9 Michigan State Spartans @ #3 Ohio State Buckeyes

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29th December

Ohio Stadium set a Buckeye attendance record of 108,975. I am not sure if it was the weather, where we were sitting, the lackluster performance by the Buckeyes or something else, but this was not a very loud 108,975.



Game 31: Buffalo Bulls @ Kent State Golden Flashes

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27th December

We started with a quick look at the basketball facility, which had a nice wall of fame of the athletes that have passed through Kent State. There are many more than you think.



Game 30: #9 Florida State Seminoles @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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27th December

It seems like these dynamic endings are increasing and I was glad to finally be at one. It was made especially sweeter by the fact that it happened to FSU. The crowd then stormed the field and we joined them. It was an improbable finish and a highly unlikely FSU loss.



Game 29: #5 Michigan State Spartans @ Western Michigan Broncos

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30th September

Al and his excellent twitter networking skills had us hooked up at the Brisket Fest tailgate. We made a pit stop at the package store…



Game 28: Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Central Michigan Chippewas

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29th September

A special mention must be made of the drive from the Grand Rapids Airport to Mount Pleasant, Michigan. First, you know that you are in the middle of nowhere when you have a 2 hour drive from a regional airport to your destination. This is not necessarily bad in and of itself, just that you really are nowhere.



Game 27: Tulsa Golden Hurricane @ Houston Cougars

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22nd December

After the game, it was off to Gatlin’s BBQ for some local food, a place that came very highly recommended. We arrived at Gatlin’s and the line was out the door, but that is not unusual since it is a small place.



Game 26: UTEP Miners @ Rice Owls

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22nd December

Then it was time for the wet self guided tour of Rice University. It can not be overstated, just how gorgeous this campus is. In my humble unscientific opinion, to date, this is the second most impressive campus behind only West Point.



Game 25: Mississippi Rebels @ LSU Tigers

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18th November

Who could pass up spending an extra day in New Orleans on our way to Baton Rouge? Not The Quest! So, I picked up Al and we headed to JFK.



Game 24: Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Michigan Wolverines

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2nd November

The game did not start out that bad for the Wolverines and the 1Q ended scoreless. The alumni were even standing on 3rd down, which is not something to be taken for granted.



Game 23: Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Central Florida Knights

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25th December

Upon arrival at UCF the first thing that was highly noticeable was….students! On many of these trips we walk around campus wondering where all the students are. Well, we found them and they all go to UCF.



Game 22: Idaho Vandals @ Mississippi Rebels

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4th November

We have seen the Mecca of tailgating and it is located in Oxford, Mississippi.



Game 21: Clemson Tigers @ Syracuse Orange

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22nd October

The first all out family trip of The Quest has arrived. This would definitely be an atypical trip.




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