College Football is upon us! What better time to post some fun facts about it’s history?!
- The first Orange Bowl was played during 1935, between the University of
Miami, and Manhattan College. To conserve cash, Manhattan went on a three day
boat ride to Miami.
- In the early 1940s, names for the college football bowls included the Raisin
Bowl, Salad Bowl, and the Oil Bowl.
- The biggest blowout in college football occurred in 1916, when Georgia Tech
ripped Cumberland by a score of 222 – 0. The game was called with fifteen
- Field goals in college football were originally worth five points. They
were reduced to four points in 1904, and three points in 1909.
- The University of California Santa Cruz mascot is the Banana Slug.
- Yale holds the record for the most championships won, with 19 titles under
their belts. They haven’t won a championship since 1927.
- Ted, a real bear who was the first mascot for Baylor, was donated to the
school in 1917 by a businessman who won it in a poker match.
- There are no kicking tees in college football. They were banned in 1988.
- Paul Bear Bryant, a longtime coach for the University of Alabama, once
declared that he would croak in a week if he ever stopped coaching football.
Surprisingly true to his prediction, he died 27 days after he coached his last
- 30% of tailgators never make it inside of the stadium.