Today in College Football America History – Nov. 3

Northern Illinois Huskies

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 3. 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?

Yager Stadium, the home of Miami (OH) Football. (College Football America File Photo)

2011: Akron (FBS) at Miami (OH) (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb took in some MAC Week football on this night, as the Miami (OH) Redhawks hosted the Akron Zips at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. Miami (OH) is nicknamed the “Cradle of Coaches” for the extraordinary number of legendary college football coaches the program has produced. Among them are Notre Dame’s Ara Parseghian, Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Michigan’s Bo Schembechler, the NFL’s Sean Payton and John Harbaugh.

Bluefield and Cumberland (TN) in action in 2012. (College Football America File Photo)

2012: Bluefield (NAIA) at Cumberland (TN) (NAIA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went to one of his favorite venues for NAIA football, Nokes-Lasater Field, to see the Cumberland (TN) Phoenix host the Bluefield Rams. The Phoenix started as a football program in 1894, but they weren’t always the Phoenix. The program was known as the Bulldogs until the name changed in 2016.

The Toledo Rockets. (College Football America File Photo)

2015: Northern Illinois (FBS) at Toledo (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins made his first trip to the Glass Bowl, the home of the Toledo Rockets, as they hosted the Northern Illinois Huskies in a MAC Week showdown. At the time, the Rockets were undefeated and coached by Matt Campbell. But NIU won the game, ending the Rockets’ hopes of crashing the Bowl Championship Series party.

The Lyon Scots and the Texas Wesleyan Rams. (College Football America File Photo)

2018: Lyon (NAIA) at Texas Wesleyan (NAIA)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox went to Farrington Field in Fort Worth, Texas, to see the Texas Wesleyan Rams host the Lyon Scots in conference play. Farrington Field is the home of Fort Worth Independent School District football on Friday nights.

The Southern Arkansas Muleriders and the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. (College Football America File Photo)

2018: Southern Arkansas (D2) at Ouachita Baptist (D2)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to see a Great American Conference contest between the Southern Arkansas Muleriders and the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. At the time, the Tigers were one of the top teams in the nation and would go on to the NCAA Division II semifinals. The Tigers play at Cliff Harris Stadium, who played at OBU before he went on to the NFL and played for the Dallas Cowboys. Harris is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and on this day he was at the game.

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