Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Dec. 16. 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: Montana (FCS) at Sam Houston State (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox made his way down to Huntsville, Texas, to check out an FCS national semifinal game between the Montana Grizzlies and the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Bowers Stadium. Sam Houston State squeaked out a 31-28 victory to advance to the national championship game later that season in Frisco, Texas, where it faced North Dakota State.
2011: UW-Whitewater (D3) vs. Mount Union (D3)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb went to Salem, Virginia, to see the Stagg Bowl, otherwise known as the Division III national championship game. This contest featured the Mount Union Purple Raiders and the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks. On this night, the Warhawks won, 13-10. For nearly a decade, these two teams basically made their home in this game. From 2005 to 2014, the two teams met nine times in the national title game, with UW-Whitewater winning six times and Mount Union winning three times. Mount Union won the title in the ONE year in that stretch the two teams didn’t meet, which was 2012, when the Purple Raiders beat St. Thomas.