Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 25. 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?
2016: TCU (FBS) at Texas (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb paid a visit to Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium to see the TCU Horned Frogs face the Texas Longhorns in a Big 12 showdown. Austin is a special place for Webb, who completed his undergraduate work at UT-Austin before graduating and moving to living in Tennessee. The game turned out to be the last of head coach Charlie Strong’s tenure in Austin.
2016: Baylor (FBS) at Texas Tech (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins saw the Baylor Bears and the Texas Tech Red Raiders play their annual Big 12 meeting at a neutral site, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Red Raiders brought their exceptional quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who eventually left to head to the NFL and, well, you know the rest.
2017: UNT (FBS) at Rice (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went down to Rice Stadium to see the Rice Owls host the UNT Mean Green in a Conference USA finale for both teams. Completed in 1950, the stadium serves as home to the Owls football team and is one of the few college football stadiums to host a Super Bowl, and a game that featured the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings. But, perhaps most importantly, the stadium was home to a 1962 speech by then-President John F. Kennedy in which he reiterated his challenge for the U.S. to go to the moon by the end of the 1960s, which they did.
2017: Temple (FBS) at Tulsa (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox drove up to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium to see the Golden Hurricane host the Temple in American Athletic Conference action.