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Road Trippin'

The Game:  Kansas State at Nebraska

The Mileage:
  134 (Approximately a 3.5 hour drive)

The Reasons:  This game is for all the Big 12 North marbles.  Plus, a sold-out Memorial Stadium is Nebraska's 3rd largest city, which is impressive.

Lodging:  There are plenty of affordable options within a few miles of Memorial Stadium.

Eats:  If you're in town on Friday, make sure you stop by Misty's for some prime rib and the Big Red Pep Rally.

Misty's Restaurant & Lounge
6235 Havelock Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68507

Pregame:  Grab a drink at Barry's before hitting up the tailgates.

Barry's Bar & Grill
235 N. 9th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

Tickets:  Nebraska is going for their 304th consecutive sellout, so technically there are no tickets available.  However, there are tickets available at the usual online ticket sites.

Tips:  Make sure you keep an eye out for Larry the Cable Guy in a luxury box in the North section of the stadium.

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Road Trippin'

The Game:  Toledo at Miami (OH)

The Mileage:  198 (Approximately a 3.5 hour drive)

The Reasons:  Robert Frost described Miami University as "the most beautiful college there ever was," so that should be reason enough.  Also, Toledo head coach Tim Beckman wants you to make the trip.  Both teams defenses are serving up more that 34 points per game, so there should be a lot of scoring.  The Miami RedHawks hold a 28-20-1 edge over the Toledo Rockets in the all-time series. 

Lodging:  It's only a 3.5 hour drive, so you can drive back after the game.

Eats:  Bagel & Deli Shop is located less than a block from campus.  Founded in 1975, Bagel & Deli shop is known for steamed bagel sandwiches and subs.  It boasts more than 90 speciality sandwiches and has spawned four other branches across the nation.

Bagel & Deli Shop
119 E High St
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-2131

Another Miami legend is the Tuffy's Toasted Roll. The Toasted Roll was created by Myron Timothy Potter (nicknamed Tuffy), who enrolled in Miami in 1921 and never left.  You can get one at the Tuffy's in the Shriver Center located in the middle of campus.

Tickets:  You should have no problem getting tickets last minute.  Call the ticket office at (513) 529-HAWK to make sure.

Tips:  Don't step on the seal.  The University Seal is embedded into the sidewalk in the center of campus.  The tradition is to avoid stepping on the seal, out of respect for the history and values of Miami University. 

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Road Trippin'

Road Trippin' is a new feature here at College Football Resource.  Each week, we'll try our best to convince you to get off the couch and make an epic road trip to watch your favorite team play.  The teams, cities, and travel times will change, but the concept will stay the same:  We will turn an ill-advised, last minute road trip into a well-advised, last minute road trip.

The Game:  #23 Houston at Tulane

The Mileage:  347 (Approximately a 5.5 hour drive)

The Reasons:  The Houston Cougars are coming off a road victory against an SEC opponent, but are still looking for their first C-USA victory.  QB Case Keenum is 21 yards away from passing David Klingler for second on the Cougars' career passing yards list.  Houston is 10-4 all-time against Tulane.

If you are a Cougar fan, you should jump in the car and make the road trip.  Not only will you see your favorite team, but you will also get to spend some time in New Orleans.

Lodging:  A quick search on SideStep results in a variety of rooms and rates.  My pick?

Crescent Palms Motel
3923 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
New Orleans, LA, United States
504 821-7773

It's located 1 mile from The Louisiana Superdome, so you can walk to and from the game to avoid paying for parking there.  The rate is $69/night, plus they boast a cocktail lounge, which sounds like a win-win situation.

Eats:  Get some local flavor at Joey K's.  It was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and has a menu filled with New Orleans' classics.  Plus, it is located only 2 miles from the Crescent Palms Motel and the Superdome.

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-0997

Tickets:  Tickets seem to be scarce around the web, which leaves you with three options.  1.  Buy some off a ticket website and hope they show up at will call.  2.  Scavenge for tickets at the Superdome.  3.  Tailgate and then watch the game in the French Quarter.

Pregame:  The Tulane Tailgating Village is set up on top of the Southeast Parking Garage at the Superdome.  You can also just walk around until you see some red shirts in the green wave and join your fellow Houston fans.

Postgame:  French Quarter.  New Orleans is your oyster po-boy.

Tips:  Don't show up empty-handed, especially if you're going to be looking for tickets.  I would suggest bringing some Houston flavor in the form of local beer.

Please add your own suggestions in the comments.