247 Sports lists college football’s 10 toughest venues of 2019 (AP Photo)
247 Sports recently named the ten college football stadiums they think are the toughest to play in for opposing teams in 2019. Clemson’s Death Valley was given the honor of being named the nation’s toughest venue. 247 had this to say about the Tigers home field advantage
Why it’ll be tough: Dabo Swinney’s Tigers are 34-1 at
home over the past five seasons, tied for the best record nationally
with Alabama. But you’ve never heard Swinney complaining about Clemson’s student section,
even in lopsided games. Just as dominant nationally as the Crimson Tide during this stretch of unprecedented success for the program, the Tigers have turned the other Death Valley into a house of horrors for nationally-ranked competition. And Memorial Stadium is damn near upset proof, sans the 1-point loss to Pitt during the 2016 season. In close wins over Syracuse, Louisville and N.C. State during this current stretch, the Tigers have summoned some home field magic with fourth-down conversions, goal line stands and missed kicks. Elite teams benefit
from those kind of breaks when the crowd is involved.
Hard to argue with any of that. However, let’s not forget to mention the Oculus and the majestic powers it possesses.
Georgia’s Samford Stadium was number two on the list, with the other Death Valley at LSU coming in at number three.
To view the entire list, click the link below.