Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Dec. 5. 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?
2010: Villanova (FCS) at Stephen F. Austin (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins headed back to the alma mater, Stephen F. Austin, to see the Lumberjacks host the Villanova Wildcats in a second-round FCS playoff game at Homer Bryce Stadium. SFA, which received a first-round bye, ended up on the losing end up an upset, as the Wildcats traveled all the way from the Philadelphia area and beat the Lumberjacks, 54-24. Villanova reached the semifinals before losing to eventual national champion Eastern Washington. SFA quarterback Jeremy Moses won the Walter Payton award, given to the nation’s top offensive player.
2015: Marian (NAIA) at Saint Francis (IN) (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was on a long weekend trip through Michigan and Indiana on the first weekend in December. After checking out the Mid-American Conference championship game in Detroit, Postins stopped off on his way to Indianapolis to check out a pair of NAIA powers in the national semifinals. Saint Francis (IN) hosted Marian in the contest and the visiting Knights won the game, 45-14. Marian won the national championship game two weeks later, defeating Southern Oregon, 31-14.
2015: Iowa (FBS) vs. Michigan State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins checked out from Fort Wayne, Indiana, down to Indianapolis for his first Big Ten championship game, as the Iowa Hawkeyes faced the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts. Michigan State won the game, 16-13, in a contest between two teams that were in the nation’s Top 5. Michigan State ended up earning an invitation to the College Football Playoff.
2015: East Central (NJCAA) vs. Kilgore (NJCAA)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox drove down to Copperas Cove, Texas, to see the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl, one of the several bowl games that dot junior college football. East Central (MS) came out of the game with a 35-21 win over Kilgore College, the junior college where Cox got his associate’s degree.
2015: Texas (FBS) at Baylor (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was back in his native Texas for the weekend and he slid over to Waco, Texas, to check out his Texas Longhorns face the Baylor Bears in the final week of the Big 12 season. Cox went to Texas and got one of his degrees there. But it was his first in-person visit to McLane Stadium, the on-campus home of Baylor football.