Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Dec. 15. 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.
So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?
2012: Valdosta State (D2) vs. Winston-Salem State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was at the Division II national championship game on this night, held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama. The contest featured the Valdosta State Blazers and the Winston-Salem State Rams, and the Blazers cruised to a 35-7 victory. The win was the Blazers’ third national title in program history. Not bad when you consider that Valdosta State didn’t create its football program until 1982.
2018: Valdosta State (D2) vs. Ferris State (D2)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was at the Division II national championship game at McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas. Oddly enough, six years after Webb saw the Valdosta State Blazers win a national title, Postins was the same thing, as the Blazers defeated the Ferris State Bulldogs. However, this contest was one of the most exciting in Division II title game history. The Blazers needed everything they had to slip away from the Bulldogs, 49-47, as Ferris State failed on a two-point conversion in the final seconds to allow VSU to secure its fourth national title.