Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Dec. 17. 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: St. Xavier (NAIA) vs. Carroll (MT) (NAIA)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb covered his first NAIA national championship game on this evening in Rome, Georgia, as the St. Xavier Cougars faced the Carroll (MT) Saints. Carroll was the defending national champion, but it was St. Xavier that came to Barron Stadium and won the title, claiming a 24-20 win in their first appearance in the national championship game. St. Xavier’s Stephen Hammer was the most valuable player.
2016: Appalachian State (FBS) vs. Toledo (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb kicked off bowl season at the Camellia Bowl, played at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. When it’s not hosting a bowl game, the Cramton Bowl hosts Alabama State football, but it was built in 1922 with baseball in mind. Appalachian State walked away with the victory, defeating the Toledo Rockets, 31-28. The win was the Mountaineers’ second straight FBS bowl win.