Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 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.
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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2011: Mississippi Gulf Coast (NJCAA) at East Mississippi (NJCAA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was on hand for the start of something big in Scooba, Mississippi, when he saw the host Lions take down the Bulldogs, 42-17, in the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges championship game. EMCC went on to cap a 12-0 season with a win over Arizona Western in the NJCAA title game. It was the first of five natties in the span of eight years for the original “Last Chance U” program.
2011: Georgia State (FCS) at West Alabama (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb followed seeing a junior college conference championship game with a visit to Livingston, Alabama. The home team did not disappoint. UWA closed out the regular season with a 30-23 victory over the Panthers. Running back Matt Willis tallied 171 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to victory. The following week, UWA lost to North Alabama in the first round of the playoffs.
2016: Colorado (FBS) at Arizona (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was at Arizona Stadium on a historic Saturday. Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey rewrote the Pac-12 record books by rushing for 366 yards and five touchdowns to lead Arizona to a 56-31 thumping of Colorado. It was an up and down season for the Wildcats, who lost to UCLA, 66-10, the previous week. Arizona finished 8-5 and won a bowl game.
2016: Kentucky (FBS) at Tennessee (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was up bright and early to make his first trip to Knoxville and Neyland Stadium, a venue that was high on his bucket list. On a gorgeous, crisp fall afternoon, the Vols outlasted the Wildcats, 49-36, in front of 101,075 fans. Kentucky rushed for 443 yards in the losing effort, while Tennessee tallied 376 on the ground. As an added bonus, Cox saw future NFL superstar running back Alvin Kamara.
2016: South Carolina (FBS) at Florida (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was in the Swamp for a high noon SEC showdown between the Gamecocks and the host Gators. It was the first of two games on the day for Webb. He saw Florida pick up a big 20-7 victory over their former coach Will Muschamp’s South Carolina squad. The Gators defense pitched a shutout for the first three quarters, while quarterback Austin Appleby threw two touchdowns in the victory at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
2016: Shorter (D2) at Valdosta State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up a two-state doubleheader with a visit to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to catch the regular-season finale between the Hawks and the Blazers. The Gulf South Conference game was no contest, as Valdosta State cruised to a 44-0 victory. Quarterback Adam Robles threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns for VSU.