So, I was thinking about this in the shower today....
Do the Lions really have a home field advantage?
Our boys are currently enjoying a 6 game road win streak going back to TB last year. 4 of our 6 wins this year have come from road wins. Meanwhile we have only won half of our home games.
The crowd noise is undeniable and I know, there are many arguments against the numbers here. Just the number of false starts alone could be considered proof of a home field advantage right there. Also the fact that our home losses have come to arguably the strongest teams on our schedule so far does not escape me.
However, I don't think there's any doubt that our offense especially has played it's worst games at home. Is the hype created by the atmosphere actually backfiring and causing the Lions to play a bit nervous and perhaps below their potential? I remember Stafford at Georgia and there were definitely a few "big" games he didn't show up for, meanwhile, in games against non-ranked non-SEC teams, he was awesome. I love the boy, and I'm sure we can agree Stafford has come a long way since UGA, but even just a semblance of this trend kinda makes me nervous...
On the one hand, our home crowd definitely affects the visiting teams. On the other hand, it also seems to affect our Lions.
I'm not saying one way or the other, just something I was thinking about, and I wanted to hear what you guys had to say about it.
Whaddaya guys think?