Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 17. 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?
2012: Midwestern State (D2) at Indianapolis (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was in the great state of Indiana for a postseason doubleheader. First up was a Division II first-round game between the Mustangs and Greyhounds at Key Stadium. UIndy came away with a 31-14 victory, its 10th of the season. The loss ended MSU’s season at 9-2. The following week, the Greyhounds lost to CSU-Pueblo, 28-7, in a second-round road game.
2012: Northwestern (IA) (NAIA) at Marian (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb wrapped up his Hoosier State double dip with a first-round NAIA playoff game at St. Vincent Health Field. The Knights moved on to the quarterfinals for the third straight season with a 42-32 win over the Red Raiders. Marian went on to win the whole enchilada with a 30-27 overtime win over Morningside in the title game. In 2019, Morningside beat Marian in Grambling, Louisiana, to repeat as NAIA champions.
2018: Yale (FCS) vs. Harvard (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb significantly upped his rivalry game cred by seeing the 135th edition of The Game at historic Fenway Park. One of the oldest rivalries in college football, the battle between the Bulldogs and the Crimson was played at neutral site for the first time since 1984. Harvard won, 45-27, in the highest-scoring game in series history. Webb is working toward a master’s degree at Harvard, which will give him four college alma maters.
2018: Azusa Pacific (D2) at Tarleton State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made the nice drive out to Stephenville to catch a playoff game between the Cougars and the Texans at Memorial Stadium. Tarleton State dismantled APU, 58-0, to cruise into the second round of the Division II playoffs. The Texans also won the following week before falling in a 13-10 heartbreaker to Minnesota State the following round. Tarleton State is now making the transition to FCS, so rest easy, Azusa Pacific.
2018: Hardin-Simmons (D3) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was down south in Belton, Texas, to see a first-round Division III playoff game between conference rivals. The Cru, on its way to a 15-0 season and a national championship, had no trouble disposing of the Cowboys, 27-6. UMHB knocked off Mount Union, 24-16, in the Stagg Bow to win its second national title l a little less than one month later. That game was played in Shenandoah, Texas.