Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Jan. 7. 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: Eastern Washington (FCS) vs. Delaware (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox, editor Matthew Postins and publisher Kendall Webb made the rare joint appearance at the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas, as the Eastern Washington Eagles faced the Delaware Blue Hens. In a tight contest, the Eagles won their first FCS national title, defeating the Blue Hens, 20-19. In attendance that night was then-Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Delaware.
2012: North Dakota State (FCS) vs. Sam Houston State (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins covered the FCS national championship game between the North Dakota State Bison and the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The Bison won the game, 17-6, and claimed their first FCS national title.
2012: SMU (FBS) vs. Pittsburgh (FBS)
Our College Football America Yearbook director of editorial content Chuck Cox and publisher Kendall Webb were at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, for the Birmingham Bowl (then the BBVA Compass Bowl). The SMU Mustangs face the Pitt Panthers, and the Mustangs won the game, 28-6.
2017: James Madison (FCS) vs. Youngstown State (FCS)
Our College Football America Yearbook editor Matthew Postins was at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, for the FCS national championship game between the James Madison Dukes and the Youngstown State Penguins. James Madison won the game, 28-14, giving the Dukes their second national title. They won their first in 2004.