Today in College Football America History – Jan. 2

Western Michigan Broncos

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Jan. 2. 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?

Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. (College Football America File Photo)

2012: Houston (FBS) vs. Penn State (FBS)

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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 second Ticket City Bowl, which pitted the Houston Cougars and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Houston ended up winning the game, 30-14.

Sun Devil Stadium, home of the Cactus Bowl. (College Football America File Photo)

2015: Oklahoma State (FBS) vs. Washington (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, for the Cactus Bowl, featuring the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Washington Huskies. This bowl game has been around in various forms since 1989. This time, the Cowboys defeated the Huskies, 30-22.

The ‘Forks Up’ at Arizona State University. (College Football America File Photo)

2016: West Virginia (FBS) vs. Arizona State (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins were back at the Cactus Bowl, this time at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona, to see the West Virginia Mountaineers face the Arizona State Sun Devils. This was an incredible game, with the Mountaineers winning, 43-42.

Western Michigan fans. (College Football America File Photo)

2017: Western Michigan (FBS) vs. Wisconsin (FBS)

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Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and editor Matthew Postins were at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the Cotton Bowl Classic, which that year featured the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers. The Broncos came into the game undefeated, but it was the Badgers that left with the win, 24-16.

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