Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Jan. 1. 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: Texas Tech (FBS) vs. Northwestern (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins were at the first Ticket City Bowl, held at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The game featured the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Northwestern Wildcats, with the Red Raiders winning the game, 45-38.
2014: UNLV (FBS) vs. UNT (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins were at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, for the Heart of Dallas Bowl, which was what the Ticket City Bowl became for the 2013 season. On this day, fans of the North Texas Mean Green, located just a short drive north of Dallas, descended upon the stadium and supported the Mean Green in their 36-14 win over UNLV. The win was UNT’s first bowl win since 2002.
2016: Notre Dame (FBS) vs. Ohio State (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for the Fiesta Bowl for an incredible matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio State Buckeyes. In a matchup of Top 10 teams, the Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish, 44-28. OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott had four rushing touchdowns.
2019: Texas (FBS) vs. Georgia (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook publisher Kendall Webb was at the Louisiana Superdome for the Sugar Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in college football and first played on Jan. 1, 1935. This time around, the Texas Longhorns faced the Georgia Bulldogs, with the Longhorns winning the game, 28-21.