Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 16. 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.
So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2013: East Central (D2) at Southeastern Oklahoma (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox combined two things that he loves dearly on this fall afternoon, beginning with a trip to Durant, Oklahoma, to see a Great American Conference game at Paul Lair Field. The visiting Tigers held off the host Savage Storm, 23-16, in the 97th meeting between the rivals. After the afternoon game, Cox drove to Oklahoma City to see Pearl Jam play a concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena, one night after seeing the band play in Dallas.
2013: Chattanooga (FCS) at Samford (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his way down to Birmingham to see a Southern Conference game on the gorgeous campus of Samford. The game was worth the drive, as the Bulldogs held off the Mocs, 20-17, in overtime on a 43-yard field goal by redshirt freshman Warren Handrahan. Both teams finished the season with eight victories.
2018: Memphis (FBS) at SMU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was just a few miles from his home to take in an American Athletic Conference tile between the Tigers and Mustangs under the Friday night lights at Ford Stadium. Memphis led by two points after three quarters before closing out the victory with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Tigers finished the season with an 8-6 record, which included a loss to UCF in the conference title game and a bowl loss to Wake Forest.
2019: Texas (FBS) at Iowa State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made the most of his visit to Ames, Iowa, with a concert, a visit to a snow-covered Field of Dreams movie site and a Big 12 battle between the Longhorns and the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. After seeing his favorite band, the Avett Brothers, play a show at ISU two nights earlier, he saw the Cyclones strike up the band after a 23-21 win. Kicker Connor Assalley kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift ISU to victory.