Today in College Football America History – Aug. 28

Carleton and McMaster

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Aug. 28. 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?

Northern Illinois and their infamous “corn-inspired” jerseys circa 2014. (College Football America Archives)

2014: Presbyterian (FCS) at Northern Illinois (FBS)

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The CFA staff was in three different places on the same day in 2014. First, our editor, Matthew Postins, was in DeKalb, Illinois, to see the NIU Huskies host the Presbyterian Blue Hose at Huskie Stadium. The contest was a soft way for the Huskies to start the season, as they won the game, 55-3. NIU ended up going 11-3 that year, winning the Mid-American Conference championship game. Presbyterian, meanwhile, finished the year 6-5. 

Not to be outdone on this day, ULM wore camouflage jerseys. (College Football America Archives)

2014: Wake Forest (FBS) at ULM (FBS)

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While Postins was in Illinois, Director of Editorial Content Chuck Cox was in Monroe, Louisiana, to see the Demon Deacons pay a visit to the Warhawks. Wake Forest couldn’t pull off the win, falling 17-10 to the Warhawks. The game was the debut of head coach Dave Clawson, and his Demon Deacons went 3-9. ULM, meanwhile, went 4-8 in 2014.

Temple and Vanderbilt circa 2014. (College Football America Archives)

2014: Temple (FBS) at Vanderbilt (FBS)

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Our publisher, Kendall Webb, spent the day close to home as he shot the Temple-Vanderbilt game at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The game was the debut of Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, who had just taken over for James Franklin. It was not a fun debut, as the Commodores lost to the Owls, 37-7. The Commodores ended up going 3-9 that season. Temple, in its second season under head coach Matt Rhule, went 6-6.  

Toronto and Guelph in action in 2016. (College Football America Archives)

2016: The Canada Swing — Toronto at Guelph; Carleton at McMaster; Queen’s at Laurier.

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📸 ▶️ Click here for the Carleton-McMaster photo gallery

For the first time, the College Football America team ventured north of the border to check out Canadian college football, as our publisher, Kendall Webb, took advantage of the compact nature of Ontario-based football programs and caught three games that day — Toronto at Guelph, Carleton at McMaster and Queen’s at Laurier, though he only showed up for the last one in the final minutes. But Webb got some great shots and a taste of what college football is like in Canada.

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