Today in College Football America History – Oct. 5

Grambling State Tigers

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

LaVell Edwards Stadium, the home of the BYU Cougars. (College Football America File Photo)

2012: Utah State (FBS) at BYU (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb traveled to Provo from Salt Lake City for a second game on his Utah excursion. After seeing USC take on Utah the night before, he caught an in-state rivalry between the Aggies and the Cougars. He only saw one touchdown and one field goal, but at least he saw the defensive masterpiece in scenic LaVell Edwards Stadium and future New Orleans Saints Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill.

The SMU Mustangs. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Rutgers (FBS) at SMU (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins stayed at home in Big D to see what turned out to be one of the wildest games of the 2013 season. The Scarlet Knights held off the Mustangs, 55-52, in triple overtime at Ford Stadium. It was also the first American Athletic Conference game for both teams. What a way to start a new era.

Grambling State and Prairie View A&M. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Grambling State (FCS) at Prairie View A&M (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox pulled off the rare two games in one day in the same city. After watching Rutgers and SMU battle it out in uptown Dallas, he scurried over to Fair Park to see the annual State Fair Classic between the Tigers and the Panthers. More importantly, he got to see one of the most legendary battle of the bands in person at halftime. Fletcher’s Corny Dogs and fun were had.

Middle Tennessee and East Carolina in action in 2013. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: East Carolina (FBS) at Middle Tennessee (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was in Murfreesboro again to see one of his many alma maters, MTSU, battle East Carolina. The Blue Raiders were making the Carolina rounds in the 2013 season, also taking on Western Carolina and North Carolina. MTSU split those two games, but the Pirates left town with a 24-17 victory to open Conference USA play. Both teams had solid seasons. ECU finished 10-3 and won a bowl game, while the Blue Raiders bounced back to finish the season 8-5 and also earned a bowl trip.

Belhaven and East Texas Baptist in action in 2019. (College Football America File Photo)

2019: Belhaven (D3) at East Texas Baptist (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins ventured behind the pine curtain in East Texas to see the Tigers take on the Blazers in American Southwest Conference action at Ornelas Stadium. ETBU, which revived its football program in 2000, held Belhaven scoreless in the second half to emerge with a 28-17 win.

The Samford Bulldogs. (College Football America File Photo)

2019: Furman (FCS) at Samford (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox began an Alabama doubleheader with a visit to the gorgeous Seibert Stadium in Birmingham to see the host Bulldogs take on the Paladins in Southern Conference action. Furman rolled to a 58-14 victory after putting four touchdowns on the board in the first quarter.

Tennessee State and Jacksonville State in action in 2019. (College Football America File Photo)

2019: Tennessee State (FCS) at Jacksonville State (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox concluded his Alabama doubleheader with a visit to one of the most impressive FCS venues in the country, JSU Stadium. The Gamecocks spotted the Tigers a 17-point lead in the first half before they came roaring back to claim a 31-23 Ohio Valley Conference win.

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