Tag Archives: College Football Trivia

Bayou Bucket Classic

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What is the Bayou Bucket Classic?

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The Bayou Bucket Classic is an annual college football game between the University of Houston Cougars and the Rice University Owls, both located in Houston, Texas. The game has been played since 1971.

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The Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I (formerly Division I-AA) has crowned a champion since 1978. What school was that first champion?

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The first champion for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 1978 was Florida A&M. This was also their only championship to date (through the start of the 2014 college football season).

 

Notre Dame Football in the Movies

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In 1975, the Notre Dame football team (the “Fighting Irish”) carried a player off of the field after their last home game against Georgia Tech. That individual was to become the subject of a very popular sports movie. Who was that player and what was the movie that was made about him and his quest to play for Notre Dame?

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The player was Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. The movie about him and his quest to play for the Fighting Irish is the popular Rudy. The movie was the first that Notre Dame allowed to be filmed on campus since the 1940 classic Knute Rockne All American.

Wikipedia has a good write up about Rudy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_(film), and a biography of him – Daniel Ruettiger.

NCAA Football Single Season Rushing Record

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As of the end of the 2013 college football season, who holds the NCAA football single season rushing record?

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The NCAA football single season rushing records are:

  • Division I FBS: 2,628 – Barry Sanders, Oklahoma St., 1988
  • Division I FCS: 2,255 – Arnold Mickens, Butler, 1994
  • Division II: 2,756 – Danny Woodhead, Chadron St. 2006
  • Division III: 2,790 – Nate Kmic, Mount Union. 2008 *

* NCAA all-time, all-division leading rusher.

Gagliardi Trophy

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What is the Gagliardi Trophy?

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The Gagliardi Trophy is awarded to the Outstanding Division III college football player of the year. It is awarded by the Jostens Company and the J-Club of Saint John’s University in Minnesota. It was first awarded in 1993 to Jim Ballard, a Quarterback at the University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio).

First Bowl Game Appearance by Notre Dame

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When did the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame make their first bowl game appearance?

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Notre Dame made their first bowel game appearance in the 1925 Rose Bowl against Stanford. The defeated Stanford 27 to 10 in that game.