Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Aug. 29. 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?
2013: Western Carolina (FCS) at Middle Tennessee (FBS)
Our staff has played plenty of visits to Floyd Stadium, the home of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. This contest was the season opener for the Blue Raiders, as they played host to the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Blue Raiders won the game, 45-24, the start of an 8-5 season that saw them reach the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, where they lost to Navy. WCU finished the season 2-10.
2013: Utah State (FBS) at Utah (FBS)
It isn’t a long drive from Logan, Utah, to Salt Lake City, Utah, as the Aggies paid the Utes a visit in another meeting of the “Battle of the Brothers,” which dates back to its first meeting in 1892. With Utah’s move to the Pac-12, the game is played much less often than it used to be. But, on this day, two of our staff members — Chuck Cox and Matthew Postins — were in attendance to see the Utes defeat the Aggies, 30-26.
2014: Bowling Green (FBS) at Western Kentucky (FBS)
On this opening weekend, Matthew Postins started the long weekend in DeKalb, Illinois, to see Northern Illinois’ home stadium. From there he hopped on a flight in Chicago, flew to Nashville, Tennessee, and then joined publisher Kendall Webb to see the Bowling Green Falcons take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. That, of course, means an evening with one of college football’s most recognizable mascots, Big Red, and the home team took the win, 59-31.
2015: Tabor (NAIA) at Lyon (NAIA)
It was an auspicious day in Batesville, Arkansas, as the Lyon Scots played their first varsity football game, hosting Tabor in a showdown on a sweltering August afternoon. Our publisher, Kendall Webb, covered it all, as the Scots fell to the Blue Jays, 45-21, at Pioneer Stadium. It was a hard season for the Scots, as they failed to win a single game.
2019: Bethel (TN) (NAIA) at Lamar (FCS)
Chuck Cox made the drive to Provost Umphrey Stadium on a Thursday to see the Lamar Cardinals play host to an NAIA playoff team from the season before, Bethel (TN). The Cardinals, in fact, were coming off their own at-large berth in the FCS playoffs. The night was a happy one for the home team, as the Cardinals took care of the Wildcats, 65-16. Provost Umphrey Stadium is one of the more unique venues in FCS, as one end zone is right up against the school’s basketball arena and the visitor’s side is right next to an oil refinery.
2019: Texas State (FBS) at Texas A&M (FBS)
While Cox was in Beaumont, Texas, Matthew Postins made the drive to College Station, Texas, to see the Texas A&M Aggies host the Texas State Bobcats. The atmosphere at Kyle Field is as unique is you can find in college football, and on this hot, humid night it was on full display. The Aggies took care of business, as one might expect, defeating the Bobcats, 41-7.
2019: Northwestern State (FCS) at UT Martin (FCS)
The staff wrapped up that Thursday night in 2019 with publisher Kendall Webb taking in a non-conference affair between the Northwestern State Demons and the UT Martin Skyhawks in Martin, Tennessee. UT Martin came out the winners on this night, defeating the Demons, 42-20.