On Wednesday, Texas-san-andreas-san Antonio became the fourth time a college football game was played outside of the state of Texas to feature two teams in the NFL.
While the Aggies and Longhorns were tied at two wins apiece on their opening weekend, both teams were knocked out in the NCAA Championship Game on Saturday.
The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Texans will also be back in the postseason in 2020, though that season won’t start until 2020.
So how will these two teams be different in 2020?
According to head coach Tony Levine, it’ll be just as important.
“The biggest thing for us will be the atmosphere, the energy level, and the passion,” Levine said.
“We want the fans to be out there, and they want to show that they support us, too.
We want to make sure that we’re entertaining, and we want to get the fans involved in what we’re doing.
It’s really just a matter of just trying to make it a great atmosphere.”
With a game in San Antonio, there are two major factors to consider: the weather and the venue.
With a game at the Alamodome, Levine is already looking forward to the atmosphere.
He said that his team has been practicing in front of a large, empty arena that has been built specifically for college football games.
“We had an empty section in the stadium, and I thought it was pretty neat to be able to have the fans in the stands and to have it in the game,” Levine told reporters.
“And I think it’ll give us an opportunity to make a difference in that section.
And that’s why we’re going to try to bring that as well.
So we’re just excited to go out there and play and make a big impact.”
Levine has some experience with the Texas Longhorns and the San Antonio Scorpions.
Both of those teams were able to win their first games in 2019, and he believes this will be no different.
“It’ll be an incredible atmosphere,” Levine explained.
“I think that’s a great fit for a college game, especially for a home game.
And the fans know that we have that.”