Football Trivia Questions

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    Football Trivia

    Trivia about all things football including the NFL and college football.

Most Field Goals In a Super Bowl Game

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What kicker holds the record for the most field goals in a single Super Bowl game?

Trivia Question Answer

Two kickers are tied at 4 for the record for the most field goals in a single Super Bowl. Don Chandler kicked 4 field goals in Super Bowl II helping Green Bay to defeat Oakland 33 to 14. Ray Wersching also kicked 4 in Super Bowl XVI helping San Francisco defeat Cincinnati 26 to 21.

First Major Bowl Game Outcomes

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What was the outcome of the first Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl?

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  • First Cotton Bowl: January 1, 1937 – TCU 16 / Marquette 6
  • First Orange Bowl: January 1, 1935 – Bucknell 26 / Miami (FL) 0
  • First Rose Bowl: January 1, 1902 – Stanford 0 / Michigan 49
  • First Sugar Bowl: January 1, 1935 – Tulane 20 / Temple 14

First Monday Night Football Announcers

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When Monday Night Football first aired on ABC in 1970, who were the announcers?

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For the first season of Monday Night Football, ABC’s announcers were Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson, and Don Meredith.

First Professional Football President

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Who was the first president of professional football?

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Jim Thorpe was named the first president of the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1920. The APFA was renamed the NFL in 1922.

Ram-Falcon Trophy

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In college football, what is the Ram-Falcon Trophy?

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The Ram-Falcon Trophy goes to the winner of the annual Air Force – Colorado football game. The trophy was first awarded on November 30, 1957 to Colorado who defeated Air Force 20 to 7.

Old Brass Spittoon

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Who receives the Old Brass Spittoon trophy?

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The Old Brass Spittoon trophy is awarded to the winner Indiana–Michigan State college football game. The trophy was first awarded in 1922 – a game that Indiana won 14 to 6.

First NCAA Division II Football Championship

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The NCAA Division II has been crowning a football national champion since 1973. What school was that first champion?

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The first football national champion for the NCAA Division II in 1973 was Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech. has not won the championship since.

Bayou Bucket Classic

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What is the Bayou Bucket Classic?

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The Bayou Bucket Classic is the name given to the annual college football game between the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls. The game was first played on September 11, 1971.

Length of NFL Season

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What was the original length of the NFL season?

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At its founding as the American Professional Football Association in 1920, the NFL did not have a set schedule. The season length varied from 11 to 15 games depending on the number of teams in the league. It was not until 1947 that the league adopted a set schedule. Since then, the set schedule for the NFL has been as follows:

  • 1947-1960: 12 Games
  • 1961-1977: 14 Games
  • 1978-present: 16 games *

* Because of strikes, the 1982 season was 9 games, and the 1987 season was 15 games.

NFL’s Worst Shutout

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What was the worst shut out in NFL history?

Trivia Question Answer

On December 8, 1940, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0 for the NFL’s worst shutout. To add insult to injury, the drubbing came in the NFL Championship Game.