Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 5. 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?
2010: SMU (FBS) at Texas Tech (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made the drive to Lubbock, Texas, to see a pair of former Southwest Conference rivals tangle in a non-conference game, as the SMU Mustangs faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
2011: Miami (FL) (FBS) at Maryland (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went from Dayton, Ohio, to College Park, Maryland, in one day to see what was then an ACC showdown between the Miami (FL) Hurricanes and the Maryland Terrapins. It was our first visit to what was then called Byrd Stadium.
2013: Sacramento State (FCS) at Arizona State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made another trip to one of our favorite football venues, Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, as the Arizona State Sun Devils hosted the Sacramento State Hornets in non-conference action.
2015: Westminster (MO) (NAIA) at SAGU (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox drove down to Waxahachie, Texas, to see a non-conference NAIA showdown between the Westminster (MO) Blue Jays and the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions. The game was at Lumpkins Stadium, the home of Waxahachie High School football. Many smaller colleges share stadium with the local high school.
2015: Saint Ambrose (NAIA) at Concordia-Ann Arbor (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins started a three-game day in southern Michigan with a drive to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as he caught the Saint Ambrose Fighting Bees face the Concordia-Ann Arbor Cardinals. For the Cardinals, it was the debut of their new stadium. CCUA had previously played home games at the home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
2015: Old Dominion (FBS) at Eastern Michigan (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins took advantage of the short drive from the Concordia-Ann Arbor campus to Ypsilanti, the home of Rynearson Stadium and Eastern Michigan University. With its gray turf and its nickname, “The Factory,” The Eagles hosted Old Dominion and wore new uniforms inspired by its legendary track and field program.
2015: Findlay (D2) at Hillsdale (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins wrapped up three games in three days with a trip to Hillsdale, Michigan, as the Hillsdale Chargers hosted the Findlay Oilers. The stadium is named for Frank “Muddy” Waters, who coached both the Chargers and the Michigan State Spartans and is considered a Michigan coaching legend.
2015: Bowling Green (FBS) vs. Tennessee (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wasn’t quite as ambitious as Matthew Postins on this day, but he did get in two games in the same day, starting in Nashville, Tennessee. First, Webb sped over to Toyota Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans, to see a non-conference, neutral site game between the Bowling Green Falcons and the Tennessee Volunteers. A photo from that game ended up on the cover of the 2016 College Football America Yearbook.
2015: Jackson State (FCS) at Middle Tennessee (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb then sped over to Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to see the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders host the Jackson State Tigers in a night game. Middle Tennessee has been one of the most traveled places for the College Football America staff.
2016: Toronto (U Sports) at McMaster (U Sports)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up his long, northeast road trip with one more U.S.-Canada border crossing to see one final U Sports contest, this one between the Toronto Varsity Blues and the McMaster Marauders at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. That wrapped up a four-game U Sports swing for Webb and our first foray into Canadian college football.