Today in College Football America History – Oct. 12

Tennessee 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. 12. 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.

If you’re curious about the College Football America Yearbook, click here to take a look at past issues. Also click on CollegeFootballAmericaPR.com get the latest College Football America news and to find a link to the most current book. Until then, we’ll see you down the road.

So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?

The Navy and Central Michigan mascots. (College Football America file photo)

2012: Navy (FBS) at Central Michigan (FBS)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his first visit to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to see the Navy Midshipmen visit the Central Michigan Chippewas at Kelly-Shorts Stadium. Did you know that Kelly/Shorts Stadium actually used to be Perry Shorts Stadium? The stadium’s original namesake was R. Perry Shorts, a local banker who graduated from CMU in 1990 and donated generously to his alma mater. In 1983 the school dropped the ‘Perry’ from the stadium name and added ‘Kelly,’ as in Kenneth ‘Bill’ Kelly, who was CMU’s head coach from 1951-66 and, before that, played both football and basketball for the Chips.

2013: Kansas (FBS) at TCU (FBS)

Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins hit Amon G. Carter Stadium on this day to see the Kansas Jayhawks face the TCU Horne Frogs in Big 12 action. Amon G. Carter Stadium opened in 1930 as a 22,000-seat facility, and while the guts of the old stadium remain, the Horned Frogs have refurbished the stadium into a glistening palace that still retains an old school feel, thanks in part to a limestone façade on both sides of the stadium. TCU won the game, by the way, 27-17.

Howard Payne and Hardin-Simmons in action. (College Football America file photo)

2013: Howard Payne (D3) at Hardin-Simmons (D3)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox worked out a double-dip out in central Texas on this day in 2013 (not everything outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the Houston area is THAT spread out). First, in Abilene, Hardin-Simmons hosted Howard Payne in an American Southwest Conference showdown.

Tarleton State takes the field. (College Football America file photo)

2013: West Texas A&M (D2) at Tarleton State (D2)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox then headed for the car and drove from Abilene to Stephenville, Texas (that’s just 97 miles, by the way), to catch some Lone Star Conference action between the West Texas A&M Buffaloes and the Tarleton State Texans.

Rhodes and Sewanee in action. (College Football America file photo)

2013: Rhodes (D3) at Sewanee (D3)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb loves heading over to Sewanee, or as some call it, The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, for some Division III football. On this day, the Tigers hosted the Rhodes Lynx in conference action. But if  you’re going to Sewanee, go early and bring your walking shoes. Why? The campus is known to some as “The Domain,’ which is actually 13,000 acres of land atop the Cumberland Plateau, and provides some of the best views you’re going to see at any college campus.

Furman and Chattanooga in action. (College Football America file photo)

2013: Furman (FCS) at Chattanooga (FCS)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb just can’t go a weekend without hitting two games. After spending some time with Sewanee and Rhodes, Webb had to get in the car and make the short, 50-mile drive down to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to see the Chattanooga Mocs host the Furman Paladins in Southern Conference action. Among the most famous alumni from Chattanooga are Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens and Dennis Haskins, who played Principal Belding on ‘Saved by the Bell.’

Texas College Steers in action in 2019. (College Football America file photo)

2019: Ottawa (AZ) (NAIA) at Texas College (NAIA)

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made his home in Tyler by 2019, so a quick drive over to Tyler-based Texas College was bound to happen. On this day the Steers hosted the Ottawa (AZ) Spirit in Sooner Athletic Conference action.

The Murray State Racers. (College Football America file photo)

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

📸 ▶️ Click here for the photo gallery

Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb has plenty of chances to see great Ohio Valley Conference games, since his home base is in Tennessee. Well, on this day, he drove over to Nashville, Tennessee, to see the Tigers host the Murray State Racers in league action. Murray State has gotten more attention of late, but not necessarily for football. The Murray, Kentucky, based school produced NBA star Ja Morant.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: