Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Nov. 26. 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?
2011: Central Arkansas (FCS) at Tennessee Tech (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb started the FCS playoffs in Cookeville, Tennessee, as the Tennessee Tech Tigers hosted the Central Arkansas Bears in a first-round playoff matchup. Central Arkansas won on the road, 34-14. The Bears went on to lose in the second round to No. 4 seed Montana, 41-14, putting an end to the Bears’ playoff run.
2011: NW Missouri State (D2) at Midwestern State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox went to Wichita Falls, Texas, to check out a Division II playoff matchup between the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats and the Midwestern State Mustangs. Northwest Missouri State won the second-round playoff game, 38-31, before the Bearcats lost in the quarterfinals to Pittsburgh State, 41-16.
2016: Appalachian State (FBS) at New Mexico State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox checked out the atmosphere in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on this day, as the New Mexico State Aggies hosted Appalachian State in what was then a Sun Belt Conference contest. At the time, the Aggies were preparing to exit the Sun Belt Conference, which kicked the school out after the 2017 season because the Aggies didn’t fit the geographical footprint the conference was hoping to create. The Aggies have played football since 1893 and have been a member of six different conferences.
2016: Troy (FBS) at Texas State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb decided to pull off a central Texas trifect, and that meant paying a visit to the Texas State Bobcats in San Marcos, Texas, as the Bobcats hosted the Troy Trojans in Sun Belt action. Texas State took its bow as a football program in 1904 as an independent, but eventually rose up to win two Division II national titles under then-head coach Jim Wacker. The field at Bobcat Stadium is named for the former head coach, who went on to lead TCU.
2016: Linfield (D3) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb hit Belton, Texas, to see a Division III playoff showdown between the Linfield Wildcats and the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders. Incredibly enough, the two teams met in Belton, Texas, in September in a non-conference game and another CFA staff member, Matthew Postins, shot that game, as well. It’s rare for our staff to catch two Division III teams play each other in the same location in the same season.
2016: Charlotte (FBS) at UT-San Antonio (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb checked out this game, one that he actually saw in Charlotte, North Carolina, previously. The Charlotte 49ers faced the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in a Conference USA matchup for both teams. The Alamodome opened in 1993 and has hosted college football, professional football, high school state championships and the NCAA Final Four.