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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2014: Middle Tennessee (FBS) at Marshall (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb loves seeing his alma maters, whether they’re at home or on the road. This time, Webb wanted to see his Blue Raiders in Conference USA action, so he headed up to Huntington, West Virginia, to see the Blue Raiders face the Marshall Thundering Herd. Marshall won the game, 49-24, as the Thundering Herd went on to a 13-win season and a C-USA title.
2014: Eastern Illinois (FCS) at Eastern Kentucky (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wasn’t content to catch just one game that Saturday in 2014. No, he had to push for two. So, from Huntington, West Virginia, Webb drove 129 miles to Richmond, Kentucky, to see the Eastern Kentucky Colonels host the Eastern Illinois Panthers in an Ohio Valley Conference showdown. EKU won the game, 36-33, as the Colonels went on to win nine games in 2014.
2015: Bethel (TN) JV vs. Coffeyville (NJCAA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was spending some time in the plains states on Sunday in 2015 when he decided to hit Coffeyville, Kansas to see the Coffeyville Red Ravens host the Bethel (TN) Wildcats JV. Yep, the NAIA-level Wildcats had a JV team, and for junior college teams like Coffeyville games like that can help them fill out their schedules. And, you know what? JV players need the work, too.
2018: Texas Tech (FBS) at TCU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins makes a near-annual visit to Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, as it’s just a 50-mile drive from his house. For this game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs were playing a Thursday night game in Big 12 action. They call the game the “West Texas Championship,” and on this night The Red Raiders walked away with a 17-14 win. The Horned Frogs ended up in a bowl game after a 7-6 season. Tech, meanwhile, went 5-7 and fired then-head coach Kliff Kingsbury.