Today in College Football America History – Oct. 8

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

Mississippi Valley State. (College Football America File Photo)

2011: Mississippi Valley State (FCS) at Alabama A&M (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb took a nice drive south from Nashville to Normal, Alabama, to see a Southwest Athletic Conference game between the Delta Devils and the Bulldogs at Louis Crews Stadium. Alabama A&M rolled to a 37-14 victory, but the win was later vacated because of NCAA rules violations.

The South Alabama Jaguars. (College Football America File Photo)

2011: South Alabama (FBS) at UT-San Antonio (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox never needs an excuse to go to his former hometown of San Antonio. It’s one of his favorite places on Earth. That’s why he made sure to catch a game in the first season of UTSA football at the Alamodome. He saw the Roadrunners fall to another new program, as the Jaguars claimed a 30-27 win. South Alabama started its football program in 2009.

Andrew Luck under center. (College Football America File Photo)

2011: Colorado (FBS) at Stanford (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins made his first visit to Stanford Stadium to catch some Pac-12 action between the Cardinal and the Buffaloes. He saw future Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck dismantle Colorado’s defense. Luck thew for 370 yards and three touchdowns to lead Stanford to a 48-7 win. Matthew returned to Stanford five years later and saw the Cardinal play Colorado again.

Mississippi Gulf Coast. (College Football America File Photo)

2015: Pearl River (NJCAA) at Mississippi Gulf Coast (NJCAA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox flew into New Orleans and drove to Perkinston, Mississippi, to catch some Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges action under the Thursday Night lights. The Bulldogs knocked off their rival Bobcats, 41-10, to claim the conference’s South Division title. MGCC went on to lose to Northwest Mississippi in the conference title game.

Iowa State and Oklahoma State in action in 2016. (College Football America File Photo)

2016: Iowa State (FBS) at Oklahoma State (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was on hand in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to see a Big 12 battle between the host Cowboys and the visiting Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU trailed by 17 points in the second half before rallying for a 38-31 win. The Cowboys finished the season with a 10-3 record and a bowl win over former conference foe Colorado.

Kennesaw State and Missouri S&T. (College Football America File Photo)

2016: Missouri S&T (D2) at Kennesaw State (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb started a two-state doubleheader with a visit to Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, Georgia, in its second season of football. The Owls cruised past the Miners, 49-16, at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, one of the nicest venues in FCS. KSU amassed 369 rushing yards in the victory.

Wofford and Western Carolina. (College Football America File Photo)

2016: Wofford (FCS) at Western Carolina (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb headed northeast for the second game of his two-state doubleheader to catch the Catamounts and the Terries in Southern Conference play at E.J. Whitmire Stadium in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Wofford trailed at the end of the first quarter before posting a 31-19 road win.

The Arizona Christian Firestorm and the SAGU Lions. (College Football America File Photo)

2016: Arizona Christian (NAIA) at SAGU (NAIA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox took a short drive from Dallas to Waxahachie, Texas, to see the Lions take on the Firestorm in what was then Central States Football League play at Lumpkins Stadium. In its third year of football, Arizona Christian knocked off SAGU, 29-22.

Georgia Military Bulldogs and Hocking College. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Georgia Military (NJCAA) vs. Hocking (NJCAA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb didn’t have to venture far from home to catch a neutral site junior college game at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee, on a Sunday afternoon. He saw the Bulldogs roll past the Hawks, 33-12, on their way to an 8-2 finish. Hocking started its football program in 2015.

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