Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 7. 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: Buffalo (FBS) at Baylor (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox continued the final season at their former long-time home, Floyd Casey Stadium, as the Bears hosted Buffalo in non-conference action. The Bears were kicking off what would become an 11-2 season that led the Bears to a Top 15 ranking by the end of the season. Baylor won the game with no problem, defeating the Bulls, 70-13. The Bears won nine straight games to start the season.
2013: Southeastern Louisiana (FCS) at TCU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins had been to plenty of games at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. But this contest would be his first at the home of the TCU Horne Frogs shooting from the sideline. The Horned Frogs were in their second season in the Big 12, a move that reunited the Horned Frogs with their former Southwest Conference brothers — Baylor, Texas and Texas Tech. TCU won the game easily, but it was just one of our wins that season for the Horned Frogs.
2013: Weber State (FCS) at Utah (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb continued his travels in the western United States, making his way to Salt Lake City, Utah, to see the Utah Utes host the Weber State Wildcats, located in nearby Ogden, Utah. The Utes won the game, 70-7, but it was only one of five wins for the Utes that season, as they were adjusting to life in the Pac-12 Conference.
2013: Texas (FBS) at BYU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wanted to hit the state of Utah that weekend because it allowed him to hit two games that weekend. The second feature the Texas Longhorns facing the BYU Cougars in Provo, Utah. However, the game was delayed for a few hours due to rainstorms in the area and Webb had to leave before the game began.
2019: Tarleton State (D2) at Stephen F. Austin (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox saw a lot of purple on this Saturday, as he drove down to Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas, to see the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks host the Tarleton State Texans. The former Lone Star Conference rivals (back when SFA was in Division II) had an interesting game, but the Texans ended up beating the Lumberjacks.
2019: Seleccion Nuevo Leon (Mexico) at Texas A&M-Commerce (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins drove to Commerce, Texas, to see the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions host Seleccion Nuevo Leon, a team from Mexico, for a non-conference game. It was the debut of TAMU-Commerce coach David Bailiff, formerly the head coach at Rice University. The Lions won the game, 83-0, and went on to win 11 games and reach the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.
2019: Cincinnati Christian (NAIA) at Cumberland (TN) (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was out to catch two games in one day on this Saturday. He began the day by hitting Nokes-Lasater Stadium in Cumberland, Tennessee, to see the Cumberland (TN) Phoenix host Cincinnati Christian. By the end of the season, CCU would no longer sponsor football because CCU closed its doors after the 2019 fall semester. CCU’s football program lasted just two seasons.
2019: Tennessee State (FCS) at Middle Tennessee (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb spent the evening at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders hosted the Tennessee State Tigers at Floyd Stadium.