Kw-logo-smaller

College Football Facts & Trivia

Photo of college football game.
Courtesy of ABC
Check out college football facts, records, pics and more.
Courtesy of ABC

From the longest losing streaks to the biggest butt kickings, check out college football facts, records and triva.

College Football Trivia - The First Game

  • The first game of college football took place on November 6, 1869 between Rutgers University and neighboring Princeton. This first game didn't really ressemble modern college football at all. Each team had 25 players and the ball could be moved only by kicking or batting it with the feet, hands or heads - there was no forward passing. The final score was 6 - 4 for Rutgers.
  • The forward pass was first introduced to college football in 1906. This addition to the game would lead to greater scoring and reduce the number of injuries caused by mass maulings and tackling.

College Football Trivia - Longest Streaks

  • A record, which might never be broken, is Prairie View College's 80-game losing streak during the 1990s. During the 1991 season, the Panthers were outscored by an average margin of 56 - 4.
  • The longest winning streak in college football history is 47 games, set by the Oklahoma Sooners between 1954 and 1957.

College Football Trivia - Worst Defeat

  • The most lopsided victory in college football history is the massive butt kicking the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets laid on Cumberland University in 1916. The Yellow Jackets showed no mercy in beating Cumberland by a score of 222 - 0! Cumberland had just one play for positive yards during the game, while Georgia Tech scored an unbelievable 32 touchdowns!

College Football Trivia - Top Teams

  • The University of Michigan has won more games than any other team in college football. The Wolverines have won 842 games since they started playing in 1879.
  • Although Yale isn't anywhere near a college football powerhouse now, the school has won the most National Championships, with 18. Yale's last title was in 1927.
Related Stories:

readers voted!

Comments

Superwholocked132
My older sister goes to A&M!
commented: Tue Jul 30, 2013

pricetag

pricetag wrote:

Texas A&M!!! (:
commented: Tue Jul 30, 2013

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

Foosball
commented: Tue Jul 30, 2013

there are 7 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1127339717593

Best Colllege Football Team in 2005? Vote!

  • USC.
  • Texas.
  • LSU.
  • Virginia Tech.

related stories

Micro_ micro
Bobby Martin is a one-of-a-kind football player. He plays full-contact without any legs. Bobby wa...
Micro_training-micro
The summer is the best for training at your sport. No more school distractions will get in the wa...
Micro_meltdown-micro
We all fly off the handle once and a while and lose our temper, and it's even tougher to hold you...
Micro_a mic
Summertime sports are a great way to have fun and play outside in the sunshine. Maybe the ONLY ba...

Sports in the forums

simran88
simran88 posted in Dance:
Bollywood and bharatnatyam
reply about 7 hours
Team Audi #46
Pats. The only way they would lose would be due to the deflated balls as an illegitimate way of getting to the Super Bowl. They wouldn't deserve to win in the eyes of some people. Maybe even the NFL. Besides that, the Patriots will take this win.  And lets be honest, nobody wants to see the Seahawks win two years in a row except for the fans that became fans once they saw that they were good. (Yes the shots have been fired.)
reply 2 days
EaglesFan
EaglesFan posted in Baseball:
BOO YANKEES
reply 3 days
GlimmeringSky16
YANKEES or get outttt
reply 3 days
EaglesFan
EaglesFan posted in Baseball:
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
reply 3 days

play online games

Valantine-day-crossword-thumb

Valentine's Day is almost here! Time for candy, hearts, flowers, love and, of co...

Goodgameempire-thumb

Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

Black-history-month-crossword-pre

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of African ...

Big-farm-thumb

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

Candy-cash-thumb

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...