Today in College Football America History – Oct. 26

Princeton 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. 26. 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?

The SMU Mustangs. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Temple (FBS) at SMU (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was in Dallas for a doubleheader Saturday that started at Ford Stadium. He saw former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert throw for 538 yards, rush for 98 yards for six total touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 59-49 victory over the Owls. SMU racked up a school-record 728 yards and 34 first downs in the American Athletic Conference win.

The Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Texas (FBS) at TCU (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins and publisher Kendall Webb were on hand at Amon Carter Stadium to see the Horned Frogs take on the Longhorns in Big 12 action. They got more than they bargained for as the contest was delayed for more than three hours because of lightning. When the action resumed after 11 p.m., quarterback Case McCoy led Texas to a 30-7 win. The contest ended after 12:30 a.m., which made for an awfully long day for Webb after he was at SMU for an 11 a.m. kickoff earlier in the day.

The Navy Midshipmen. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Pitt (FBS) at Navy (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made his first trip to Annapolis, which is now one of his favorite places in all of college football to see a game, to start a Maryland doubleheader. Sophomore kicker Nick Sloan booted a 30-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Midshipmen to a 24-21 win over the Panthers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on a beautiful fall afternoon.

The Clemson Tigers and the Maryland Terrapins. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: Clemson (FBS) at Maryland (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was on hand at Maryland Stadium to see an Atlantic Athletic Conference battle between the Tigers and the host Terrapins. Future NFL star receiver Sammy Watkins caught a school-record 14 catches for 163 yards to lead Clemson to a 40-27 win to spoil Maryland’s homecoming. The win was the seventh straight on the road for the Tigers, who had not accomplished that feat since 1979. Earlier in the day, Cox saw Navy knock off Pitt in Annapolis.  

The Utah Utes and the UCLA Bruins. (College Football America File Photo)

2018: Utah (FBS) at UCLA (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was in beautiful Southern California to see his second game at the iconic Rose Bowl. The visiting Utes had no trouble disposing of the Bruins, 41-10, in Pac-12 Conference action under the new Friday night lights. Utah went on to finish the season with a 9-5 record, which included a berth in the conference title game and a bowl game trip.

The Hendrix Warriors and the Austin College Kangaroos. (College Football America File Photo)

2019: Hendrix (D3) at Austin College (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins stayed close to home with a short trip to Sherman to see the host Kangaroos battle the Warriors in Southern Athletic Association action. Hendrix rolled to a 41-12 victory on homecoming weekend at Jerry E. Apple Stadium. It was the 11th meeting between the teams, dating back all the way to 1915.

The Harvard Crimson. (College Football America File Photo)

2019: Harvard (FCS) at Princeton (FCS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was on hand to catch a little Ivy League action between the Crimson and the Tigers at Princeton Stadium. With a 15-game winning streak on the line, Princeton rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to come away with a 30-24 win. The winning streak ended at 17 straight weeks later at the hands of Dartmouth at New York’s Yankee Stadium.

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