Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 18. 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?
2010: Georgia State (FCS) at Alabama (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made his first foray to Bryant Denny Stadium to see the Crimson Tide play a non-conference game against the Panthers on a Thursday night. Alabama rolled to a 63-7 victory behind future Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones’ seven catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns. The Crimson Tide finished 10-3 with a bowl win over Michigan State.
2017: New Mexico State (FBS) at Louisiana (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was in Ragin’ Cajun country to check out a Sun Belt Conference game in southern Louisiana. The game lived up to the league’s “Fun Belt” moniker, as ULL scored the final two touchdowns of the contest to come away with a 47-34 victory. However, the Aggies recovered nicely to finish the season with a 7-6 record and a bowl win over Utah State.
2017: Sioux Falls (D2) at Midwestern State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox was in Wichita Falls to see an afternoon Division II playoff game at Memorial Stadium. After falling way behind early, the Mustangs rallied for a 24-20 win over the Cougars in front of the home fans. USF managed only a field goal in the second half. MSU lost at Minnesota State the following week to end its season at 10-1.