Hurricanes’ Tyler Van Dyke prefers playing on the road, says home games lack ‘college vibe’

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Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke played in front of one of college football’s biggest and loudest atmospheres in Week 3, losing to Texas A&M 17-9 on Saturday.

The “12th Man” crowd was louder than ever, and it’s an atmosphere that Van Dyke actually prefers to the one he plays in. in front during Miami home games.

The Texas A&M Aggies celebrate on the field after beating the Miami Hurricanes 9-17 after their game at Kyle Field September 29.  died December 17, 2022 in College Station, Texas.

The Texas A&M Aggies celebrate on the field after beating the Miami Hurricanes 9-17 after their game at Kyle Field September 29. died December 17, 2022 in College Station, Texas.
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Van Dyke joined “The Room” podcast with former college and NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer in the week leading up to the game at Kyle Fieldtelling Palmer he’d rather go on the road than play at home.

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“I like away games better. We don’t really have a college atmosphere because we play at the Hard Rock,” Van Dyke said on the podcast. “So we’re about 25 minutes from campus, so a lot of students don’t come up and watch the game unless it’s a big game.

Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) plays on the field before the college football game between the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the University of Miami Hurricanes on September 29.  October 10, 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) plays on the field before the college football game between the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the University of Miami Hurricanes on September 29. October 10, 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.
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“That’s why I love going to stadiums outside and seeing that college atmosphere, playing there and shutting up the crowd.”

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Palmer agreed, saying silencing a crowd outside was one of the best feelings a quarterback could have.

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“When you silence a crowd, when you throw a touchdown pass on the third and long … it was as loud as it could be, and instantly it calmed down and the only people celebrating are the ones who actually worked with you , says Palmer.

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“Some of my most memorable matches I’ve been in were just huge wins on the road.”

Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, is the fourth largest college football stadium in the country with a capacity of 102,733, according to NCAA.com.

Miami Hurricanes number 9 Tyler Van Dyke warms up before the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29.  died December 17, 2022 in College Station, Texas.

Miami Hurricanes number 9 Tyler Van Dyke warms up before the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29. died December 17, 2022 in College Station, Texas.
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Hard Rock Stadium, where Miami plays its home games, has a capacity of just over 65,000 and is not located on campus.

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Van Dyke will have the opportunity to play in front of two other well-known crowds during the 2022 season, with Miami traveling to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech on October 15and a visit to Clemson in November.