College Football Trivia: Test Your Knowledge

College Football Trivia

College Football Trivia: Test Your KnowledgeTest Your Knowledge of the Gridiron

  1. Who was the first Associated Press national champion in 1936?
  2. Which of the service academies have won the national championship?
  3. Who was the first BCS Champion?
  4. Who is known as the “Father of American Football” ?
  5. From what yard-line are two point conversions attempted?
  6. What was the first bowl game and in what year was it held?
  7. What was notable about Yale’s undefeated season in 1888?
  8. Who has the most undefeated seasons?
  9. Match the school to the mascot:
  10. a) Air Force 1) Owls
  11. b) Ball State 2) Huskies
  12. c) Kansas University 3) Commodores
  13. d) Florida International 4) Golden Eagles
  14. e) Michigan State 5) Jayhawks
  15. f) University of Washington 6) Spartans
  16. g) Purdue 7) Cardinals
  17. h) Southern Miss 8) Golden Panthers
  18. i) Temple 9) Falcons
  19. j) Vanderbilt 10) Boilermakers
  20. When was instant replay first introduced to college football?
  21. What rivalry, played in the last week of the season, began in 1890?
  22. When is the Nebraska-Colorado game played?
  23. What did the Rose Bowl do in 2002?
  24. Due to security concerns where was the Rose Bowl temporarily moved to in 1942?
  25. What game was the predecessor to the Orange Bowl?
  26. What famous collegiate broadcaster is known for the phrase “Whoa Nellie”?
  27. What is Gerard Phelan best known for in his football career?
  28. Where is the College Football Hall of Fame?
  29. Who has the most players in the Hall of Fame?
  30. What do these states have in common? Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida
  31. President Roosevelt threatened to do what in 1906?
  32. Who was the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy?
  33. Who is the model for the Heisman Trophy?
  34. How many Heisman winners have entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
  35. Match the player to the team:
  36. a) Mike Rozier 1) Navy
  37. b) Warren Moon 2) Florida
  38. c) Warren Sapp 3) Notre Dame
  39. d) Roger Staubach 4) Yankton College
  40. e) Earl Campbell 5) Notre Dame
  41. f) Steve Spurrier 6) Tennessee
  42. g) Paul Hornung 7) Miami, FL
  43. h) Peyton Manning 8) Texas
  44. i) Lyle Alzado 9) Nebraska
  45. j) Joe Montana 10) Washington
  46. What positions are eligible to receive the Lombardi Award?
  47. John Outland, whom the Outland Trophy for best interior lineman is name after, played at what schools?
  48. What do Archie Griffin and O.J. Simpson have in common?
  49. Minnesota
  50. Army
  51. Tennessee
  52. Walter Camp
  53. The 3 yard line
  54. Rose Bowl, 1902
  55. No one scored on them
  56. Yale
  57. a-9, b-7, c-5, d-8, e-6, f-2, g-10, h-4, i-1, j-3
  58. 1963
  59. Army-Navy
  60. On the day after Thanksgiving
  61. Accepted sponsorship
  62. Duke University
  63. The Palm Festival Game
  64. Keith Jackson
  65. Catching the “Hail Flutie” pass
  66. South Bend, Indiana
  67. Notre Dame
  68. All host bowl games
  69. Ban college football due to its increasing violence
  70. Ernie Davis
  71. Ed Smith
  72. 8
  73. a-9, b-10, c-7, d-1, e-8, f-2, g-3 or 5, h-6, i-4, j-3 or 5
  74. Defensive Lineman or Linebacker
  75. University of Kansas and University of Pennsylvania
  76. They both won the Walter Camp Award twice.

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