7 Football Tailgating Foods, State by State

With southern football in full swing, tailgating is the name of the game. Tailgating in an RV is the way to go, and virtually all of the major college stadiums have RV friendly facilities.

Football Tailgating Food
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football tailgating food

Here’s a special list of 7 major southern colleges known for their football–and their great food. Make the state specialities to have football tailgating food that will impress.

Tailgating Food for College Football Appetites

Legendary coach Bear Bryant known for his many wins and his checkered hat.
Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant, known for many wins and a checkered hat.

University of Alabama Crimson Tide: The legend of Bear Bryant lives on here. If you’re going to be tailgating, the hit of your tailgating food will be smoked catfish with some Sriracha tartar sauce.

Pulled pork
Arkansas tailgating is all about pulled pork.

University of Arkansas Razorbacks: SOOOIE is the call, and serve either pulled pork sandwiches or barbecued pork ribs! You won’t go wrong with either.

Football Tailgating Food

University of Tennessee Volunteers — The “Vols” are one of the most storied southern college teams. Your tailgating food should include a goodly portion of sweet potato biscuits and plenty of ham.

Football Tailgating Food

University of Florida Gators — When it comes to Florida football, they are all measured to the Florida Gators, and when it comes to tailgating, Gator Bait salsa and chips is a must for any tailgating menu.

Football Tailgating Food
Chicken and gumbo sausage potato salad

Louisiana State University Tigers — Since 1896, LSU has been the premier college in Louisiana, and before the game, chicken and gumbo sausage potato salad is a real treat for any tailgating menu.

Brett Favre, a favorite son
Brett Favre, a Southern Miss favorite son

University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles — The great quarterback legend Brett Favre is a Southern Miss alumni, and fried spicy hot chicken wings are a tailgaters delight to munch on when tailgating there.

Southern Methodist University Mustangs — In Texas everything is bigger, and so is the tailgating at SMU. Texas also means beef, so burgers, steak fajitas and beef ribs all make terrific tailgating food.

Remember, getting to a tailgate party is easy with Outdoorsy. You may even have an RV delivered to the stadium! Get in the game and the tailgating fun just by using Outdoorsy.