Today in College Football America History – Dec. 14

Mount Union Purple Raiders

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Dec. 14. 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?

Mount Union and St. Thomas in action in 2012. (College Football America File Photo)

2012: St. Thomas (D3) vs. Mount Union (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb made the trip to the Stagg Bowl, otherwise known as the Division III national championship game, which back in 2012 was in Salem, Virginia, at Salem Football Stadium. That night, Webb got to see one of the true giants of Division III football, the Mount Union Purple Raiders. The Purple Raiders defeated St. Thomas, 28-10, ending a three-year title drought under then-head coach Larry Kehres. Under Kehres the Purple Raiders became one of the best Division III football programs in the nation, winning 11 national championships before his retirement as head coach in 2012.

The UW-Whitewater Warhawks. (College Football America File Photo)

2013: UW-Whitewater (D3) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb found his way down to Belton, Texas, to catch a Division III national semifinal contest between the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks and the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders, a pair of perennial playoff teams at the Division III level. On this day, the Warhawks squeezed out a 16-15 win on the road, which allowed them to advance to the Division III national title game a week later against Mount Union.

Mary Hardin-Baylor celebrates its 2018 Division III national title. (College Football America File Photo)

2018: Mount Union (D3) vs Mary Hardin-Baylor (D3)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins drove down to Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas, for the Division III national championship game (also called the Stagg Bowl). For the first time, the D-III title game was held in Texas. And, for the second time, the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders won a national crown, defeating the Mount Union Purple Raiders, 24-16.

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