Today in College Football America History – Sept. 17

Louisville Cardinals

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Sept. 17. 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?

M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, circa 2010. (College Football America file photo)

2010: Kansas (FBS) at Southern Miss (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb, director of editorial content Chuck Cox and long-time friend Paul Dunklee converged on M.M. Roberts Stadium to watch the Golden Eagles pull of a nice 31-16 victory over Kansas out of the Big 12 Conference. Ten years later, Paul’s oldest son, J.D., would be a proud member of the Southern Miss Band.

Kentucky Christian and Cumberland (TN) in action in 2011. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Kentucky Christian (NAIA) at Cumberland (TN) (NAIA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb didn’t stray too far from home in the Nashville area to check out the home Bulldogs knock off the Knights, 33-17, in Lebanon, Tennessee. Five years later, Cumberland (TN) changed its nickname to the Phoenix.

The Baylor cheerleaders circa 2011. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Stephen F. Austin (FCS) at Baylor (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins got to see his alma mater, SFA, take on the Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Future NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III led Baylor to a 48-0 win in a game that ended after three quarters because of lightning in the Waco area.

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Texas (FBS) at UCLA (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox began what remains his favorite college football doubleheader at perhaps the most famous and iconic college football venue in the country, the Rose Bowl. He also got to see the Longhorns play the Bruins. Texas was the first team he ever saw play a college football game as a kid living in Austin.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2011. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Syracuse (FBS) at USC (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox followed up a game at one iconic venue at another one across town, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He also got to see another interesting non-conference contest with the Orangemen in town from New York. As an added bonus, the USC band played Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” at halftime. The band was featured in the video for that song in 1979.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. (College Football America file photo)

2011: Indiana State (FCS) at Western Kentucky (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb headed east from Nashville to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to see the host Hilltoppers battle the Sycamores at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. ISU pulled off a huge 44-16 upset for its first victory over an FBS opponent in a decade and its first win over WKU since 1995.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. This photo ended up on the cover of the 2017 College Football America Yearbook. (College Football America file photo)

2016: Florida State (FBS) at Louisville (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb captured a fantastic photo of future NFL quarterback Lamar Jackson that was featured on the cover of the College Football America 2017 Yearbook at this contest at Papa John’s Stadium. Jackson, now with the Baltimore Ravens, staked his Heisman Trophy claim against the No. 2 Seminoles by rushing for 146 yards and four touchdowns and throwing for 216 yards and another score in a 63-20 statement win for the No. 10 Cardinals.

Kentucky and New Mexico State in action in 2016. (College Football America file photo)

2016: New Mexico State (FBS) at Kentucky (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb continued his Bluegrass State doubleheader with a trip to Lexington to see a non-conference contest between the visiting Aggies and the Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. The game was tied at 35 at halftime, but Kentucky woke up and avoided the upset with a 62-42 win in front of the home fans. Two years later, the stadium name was changed to Kroger Field.

North Carolina takes the field in 2016. (College Football America file photo)

2016: James Madison (FCS) at North Carolina (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox started off a Tar Heel State doubleheader appropriately in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Although FCS opponent James Madison lost, 56-28, it was the only setback of a 14-1 campaign that resulted in an FCS championship. JMU beat Youngstown State, 28-14, for its second national title.

North Carolina State fans in 2016. (College Football America file photo)

2016: Old Dominion (FBS) at North Carolina State (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox concluded his day in North Carolina with his inaugural trip to Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack had no trouble disposing of the Monarchs, 49-22, on Hall of Fame Weekend in Raleigh.

Linfield and Mary Hardin-Baylor in action in 2016. (College Football America file photo)

2016: Linfield (D3) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins drove from the Dallas/Fort Worth area south to Belton to check out Crusader Stadium. The Cru beat the Wildcats for the first time in five tries on their way to an undefeated season that included a national championship. The title and all but two of those wins were vacated for use of ineligible athletes by UMHB.

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