Today in College Football America History – Aug. 27

Abilene Christian Wildcats

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Aug. 27. The staff at the College Football America Yearbook has been attending and coverings games since 2010, even before we actually had a physical yearbook to sell. Our staff travels the country to cover anywhere from 50 to 70 college football games per season. So, we’ve accumulated many games, many photos and many memories. Each day, we’ll encapsulate those memories here and include links to our photos and game coverage that will help you take a look back, too.

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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?

Ottawa (KS) and Baker in action in 2011. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Iowa Western (NJCAA) at Highland (NJCAA); Concordia (NE) (NAIA) at Benedictine (KS) (NAIA); Ottawa (KS) (NAIA) at Baker (NAIA)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the Iowa Western-Highland gallery

📸 ▶️ Click here for the Concordia-Benedictine gallery

📸 ▶️ Click here for the Ottawa-Baker gallery

Sometimes, one game a day isn’t enough. Sometimes, there are so many good games close by that we can’t resist trying to hit two, or even three, in one day. That’s what our publisher did in 2011, starting the day in Highland, Kansas, to see Highland host Iowa Central. After taking in part of that game he headed to Atchison, Kansas, to see Benedictine host Concordia. Finally, he wrapped up the day in Baldwin City, Kansas, to see Baker host Ottawa. He knocked out six teams that day and three great photo galleries.

Abilene Christian and Georgia State in action in 2014. (College Football America file photo)

2014: Abilene Christian (FCS) at Georgia State (FBS)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the full photo gallery

Abilene Christian was just starting its transition from Division II to FCS. Georgia State was just starting to make its home in FBS. So our publisher made his way down to Atlanta to check out both teams in the Georgia Dome. At the time, the legendary Bill Curry was still the head coach at Georgia State.  

Cumberlands and Campbellsville in action in 2017. (College Football America file photo)

2015: Cumberlands (KY) (NAIA) at Campbellsville (KY)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the full photo gallery

The first full week of the season found our publisher in Campbellsville, Kentucky, as the Tigers hosted the Cumberlands Patriots in a season opener for both teams. It was the first time any of our staff members had been to Ron Finley Stadium to open the season, but it wouldn’t be the last.

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