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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2013: Oklahoma (FBS) at Baylor (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Mathew Postins is less than two hours from Waco, Texas, so when Big 12 football rolls around there’s a good chance he’s going to make his way down to McLane Stadium to see the Bears at some point. The matchup was notable because the Bears were No. 10, while the Oklahoma Sooners were No. 16. The Bears made the game less notable by pounding the Sooners, 48-14, as the Bears finished the season with 12 wins, won a share of the Big 12 championship with TCU and, well, if you’re an astute college football fan you know what happened next.
2015: Baldwin-Wallace (D3) at Mount Union (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was wrapping up a long, winding trip through Pennsylvania and Ohio to cover, among other things, MAC Week. But, to end it, he made the drive from Cleveland to Alliance, Ohio, to see the most powerful team in Division III football, the Mount Union Purple Raiders, host the Baldwin-Wallace Yellowjackets in Ohio Athletic Conference play. If there’s a national championship to be played for in Division III, the Purple Raiders are always going to be a contender.
2015: Utah State (FBS) at New Mexico (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox found himself in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on this day to catch the New Mexico Lobos hosting the Utah State Aggies in a Mountain West Conference showdown. University Stadium opened in 1960 and also hosted a bowl game, starting in 2006.
2015: UConn (FBS) at Tulane (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb did two games in the New Orleans area that day. First, it was a trip into the Big East and Tulane University. That season, the Green Wave was playing its second season its new home, Yulman Stadium, right on campus. The opening of the stadium marked the Green Wave’s return to on-campus football for the first time in 40 years. At one time, the Green Wave played in Tulane Stadium, which was open from 1926-1974 and hosted a Super Bowl.
2015: Incarnate Word (FCS) at Southeastern Louisiana (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb then got in the car and headed out to Hammond, Louisiana, and Strawberry Stadium, the home of Southeastern Louisiana Lions football. Built as a Works Progress Administration project in 1937, the stadium has seen several renovations as the Lions have made their way into the FCS and the Southland Conference. In fact, the stadium’s most unique feature is its turf. Installed before the 2012 football season, the field turf at Strawberry Stadium used to be the field turf at the Superdome, the home of the New Orleans Saints.