Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 24. 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: Troy (FBS) at Middle Tennessee (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb hit his home-away-from-home, Floyd Stadium, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders hosted the Troy Trojans in what was a Sun Belt Conference rivalry at the time. The Blue Raiders ended up finishing in a tie for second place in league action with Louisiana and ULM.
2016: LSU (FBS) at Texas A&M (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb paid a visit to College Station, Texas, to see the Texas A&M Aggies host the LSU Tigers in a post-Thanksgiving Day contest that has become an annual meeting between the two teams. This one, at Kyle Field, was quite the contest, as the Tigers were trying to get through the season with interim head coach Ed Orgeron. Little did Tigers fans know what was in store a few years down the road.
2017: Baylor (FBS) at TCU (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins headed over to Amon G. Carter Stadium to see one of the final games of the Big 12 Conference slate as the TCU Horned Frogs hosted the Baylor Bears. It was the final game of the first season of Matt Rhule’s tenure at Baylor and featured one of the better player fights you’ll see, which came in the second half of the contest.
2017: Navy (FBS) at Houston (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went down to the Texas bayou to check out the Houston Cougars face the Navy Midshipmen in an American Athletic Conference showdown. The Cougars’ home is one built on the back of its history in the Southwest Conference and its two Heisman winners, David Klingler and Andre Ware, both of which copped the award while the Cougars were in the SWC.
2017: Texas Tech (FBS) at Texas (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb hit the sidelines at Darrell K. Royal-Memorial Stadium to see the annual matchup between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns, one that came on Thanksgiving weekend. The Red Raiders and the Longhorns played against each other for the first time in 1928, with Texas winning, 12-0. The winner of the game gets the Chancellor’s Spurs, which is a set of spurs exchanged between the presidents of the two university systems.