Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 8. 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?
2011: Maryville (D3) at Tennessee Tech (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb covered his fifth game of the 2011 season when he traveled to Cookeville, Tennessee, as Tennessee Tech hosted Division III’s Maryville at Tucker Stadium. The game was the staff’s first visit to Tucker Stadium as a publication.
2012: Savannah State (FCS) at Florida State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his first visit to Doak Campbell Stadium as the Florida State Seminoles hosted the Savannah State Tigers in Tallahassee, Florida. The stadium is named for the former FSU president, who served from 1931 to 1957. The field is named for former head coach Bobby Bowden, who led the Seminoles to a pair of national championships in 1993 and 1999.
2012: Stephen F. Austin (FCS) at SMU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins took advantage of the fact that the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks came to Dallas, Texas, as the Lumberjacks faced the SMU Mustangs. The game was supposed to be an easy win for the Mustangs, and they did win. But they only beat SFA, 23-20.
2018: Clemson (FBS) at Texas A&M (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox drove down to College Station, Texas, to catch one of the best non-conference matchups of the 2018 season as the Clemson Tigers paid a visit to the Texas A&M Aggies. The Tigers ended up winning the game and we caught what turned out to be one of the best players in the country that season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. After he led the Tigers to the national championship at the end of the season, Lawrence ended up on the cover of the 2019 Yearbook.
2018: North Alabama (FCS) at Alabama A&M (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went to Louis Crews Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama, to see the North Alabama Lions face the Alabama A&M Tigers in non-conference action. For the Lions, it was a momentous occasion, as it was their second game as a member of Division I, as they were transitioning to FCS after spending years as a power at the Division II level.
2018: West Florida (D2) at Midwestern State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was in Wichita Falls, Texas, for a rare non-conference showdown between the Lone Star Conference and the Gulf South Conference. West Florida, which was coming off a trip to the Division II national title game the season before, came to town to face the Midwestern State Mustangs at Memorial Stadium.