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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2013: Southern Illinois (FCS) at Southeast Missouri (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was on a doubleheader day on this date in 2013. First, he slipped into St. Louis, Missouri, to see a pair of FCS schools, the Southern Illinois Salukis and the Southeast Missouri Redhawks, play the first football game at the new Busch Stadium, the baseball home of the St. Louis Cardinals.
2013: Kentucky Wesleyan (D2) at Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up his day in Belleville, Illinois, to see NAIA school Lindenwood-Belleville take on Division II school Kentucky Wesleyan. The Lynx of Lindenwood-Belleville no longer has a football team, as a result of the school closing its undergraduate programs in 2020. But, we did get one glimpse of their utterly unique maroon and silver turf, which is a feast for the eyes — once you get past the initial headache of the field changing colors every five yards.
2013: Wesley (D3) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox knows that good non-conference games in Division III are hard to come by because of the travel. But this one was too good to pass up. The Wesley Wolverines and the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders are two of the true powers in Division III football, so their meeting in Belton, Texas, was more than enough to get Cox in the car to make the drive down. It also happened to be the grand opening of UMHB’s new on-campus facility, Crusader Stadium, a game that drew more than 9,000. It is, without question, one of the best facilities in Division III and can rival some Division II schools.
2015: Bethel (TN) JV (NAIA) at Cumberland (TN) JV (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb decided that, on this Sunday, there would be nothing like shooting the Bethel Wildcats JV and the Cumberland Phoenix JV at Nokes-Lasater Field in Lebanon, Tennessee.
2019: Oklahoma State (FBS) at Texas (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins had never covered a game for the yearbook on his birthday until this contest in Austin, Texas, as the Texas Longhorns hosted the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Big 12 action. It was a hot night in Austin, both on the field and afterward on Sixth Street. The game featured great players like Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, the latter of which was on his way to a 2,000-yard rushing season.