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Are you a crazy football fan? Why do you love football? Do you think you can pass a quiz on Football? If yes, here are some Interesting questions about 2012-13 College Football! For this quiz, you must know about the players, their best performances, coaches, and much more. Get started and be entertained.


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  • 1. 

    What is the most common nickname for Boise State's infamous blue turf?

    • A.

      Smurf Turf

    • B.

      Blue Thunder

    • C.

      Hometown Blue

    • D.

      Lake Boise

    Correct Answer
    A. Smurf Turf
    Explanation
    The most common nickname for Boise State's infamous blue turf is "Smurf Turf" because the blue color of the field resembles the fictional blue-skinned characters called Smurfs. This nickname has become widely recognized and associated with Boise State's football field due to its unique and vibrant blue color.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first major program to experiment with a wild colored field?

    • A.

      Boise State

    • B.

      The Texas Longhorns

    • C.

      The Purdue Boilermakers

    • D.

      The Tulane Green Wave

    Correct Answer
    A. Boise State
    Explanation
    Boise State was the first major program to experiment with a wild colored field. This refers to their blue football field, which they introduced in 1986. The blue turf, known as the "Smurf Turf," was a unique and innovative concept at the time, setting Boise State apart from other teams. It became an iconic feature of their stadium and is still in use today.

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  • 3. 

    What was 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel's nickname?

    • A.

      The Touchdown Kid

    • B.

      Johnny Football

    • C.

      Mr. Football

    • D.

      Kid Dynamite

    Correct Answer
    B. Johnny Football
    Explanation
    Johnny Manziel's nickname is "Johnny Football" because it combines his first name with his association with the sport. This nickname gained popularity during his college football career when he won the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Manziel's exceptional skills and playmaking ability on the field earned him the moniker "Johnny Football" as a testament to his talent and passion for the game.

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  • 4. 

    What college did the 2012 Heisman trophy winner attend?

    • A.

      Florida University

    • B.

      Syracuse University

    • C.

      Florida State University

    • D.

      Texas A +M University

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas A +M University
    Explanation
    The 2012 Heisman trophy winner attended Texas A+M University.

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  • 5. 

    What team is ranked #1 in the USA Today 2013 preseason college football polls?

    • A.

      Georgia

    • B.

      Alabama

    • C.

      Ohio State

    • D.

      Stanford

    Correct Answer
    B. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama is the correct answer because in the USA Today 2013 preseason college football polls, Alabama was ranked as the number one team. This indicates that they were considered the top team in the country at the start of the season.

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  • 6. 

    What scandal-ridden university was given a record four-year football postseason ban in 2012?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Penn State

    • C.

      Miami

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    B. Penn State
    Explanation
    In 2012, Penn State University was given a record four-year football postseason ban due to a scandal that involved the university's football program. The scandal emerged from the revelation that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused young boys for years, and that some university officials had been aware of the abuse but failed to take appropriate action. The NCAA imposed the postseason ban as part of its sanctions against Penn State, aiming to hold the university accountable for its failure to protect the victims and uphold ethical standards.

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  • 7. 

    Who was voted 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Toby Jackson

    • B.

      Jadeveon Clowney

    • C.

      David Santos

    • D.

      Warren Sapp

    Correct Answer
    B. Jadeveon Clowney
    Explanation
    Jadeveon Clowney was voted the 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. This recognition is likely due to his exceptional performance and impact on the field during that year. His skills and abilities as a defensive player stood out among the other candidates, such as Toby Jackson, David Santos, and Warren Sapp. Clowney's contributions to his team and his standout performances likely earned him this prestigious title.

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  • 8. 

    In 2012 what was The South Carolina Gamecocks final regular season record?

    • A.

      0-12

    • B.

      41944

    • C.

      41885

    • D.

      41914

    Correct Answer
    D. 41914
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 41914. This number represents the final regular season record of The South Carolina Gamecocks in 2012. It indicates that they won 41,914 games during that season.

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  • 9. 

    What coach won his 2nd straight national title in 2012?

    • A.

      Nick Saban

    • B.

      Mack Brown

    • C.

      Lane Kiffin

    • D.

      Urban Meyer

    Correct Answer
    A. Nick Saban
    Explanation
    Nick Saban won his 2nd straight national title in 2012.

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  • 10. 

    In 2012 what Pac 12 rival beat USC for just the first time in six years

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      UCLA

    • C.

      Oregon

    • D.

      Stanford

    Correct Answer
    B. UCLA
    Explanation
    UCLA is the correct answer because in 2012, they defeated USC for the first time in six years. This implies that USC had been consistently winning against UCLA in the previous five years, but UCLA was able to break that streak in 2012 by defeating USC.

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  • 11. 

    Who was The Kansas Jayhawks' head coach for the 2012 season?

    • A.

      Will Coleman

    • B.

      Mark Mangino

    • C.

      Charlie Weis

    • D.

      Bob Valesente

    Correct Answer
    C. Charlie Weis
    Explanation
    Charlie Weis was the head coach for the Kansas Jayhawks during the 2012 season.

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  • 12. 

    Who was fired to make way for the new head coach of the 2012 Kansas Jayhawks?

    • A.

      George Sauer

    • B.

      Bud Moore

    • C.

      Mark Mangino

    • D.

      Mark Stoops

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Mangino
    Explanation
    Mark Mangino was fired to make way for the new head coach of the 2012 Kansas Jayhawks.

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  • 13. 

    What coach who got fired in 2009 for allegedly making a player stand in a dark closet began coaching again in 2012?

    • A.

      Pete Carroll

    • B.

      Mark Richt

    • C.

      Mike Leach

    • D.

      Tyrone Willingham

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Leach
    Explanation
    Mike Leach is the correct answer because he was fired in 2009 for allegedly making a player stand in a dark closet. He began coaching again in 2012, indicating that he returned to his coaching career after the incident.

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  • 14. 

    What team did the coach who got fired in 2009 for allegedly making a player stand in a dark closet, coach in 2012?

    • A.

      Washington State Cougars

    • B.

      Oklahoma Sooners

    • C.

      Auburn Tigers

    • D.

      Arizona Sun Devils

    Correct Answer
    A. Washington State Cougars
    Explanation
    The coach who got fired in 2009 for allegedly making a player stand in a dark closet coached the Washington State Cougars in 2012.

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  • 15. 

    For 2013 what head coach was replaced at Auburn?

    • A.

      George O'Leary

    • B.

      Gene Chizik

    • C.

      David Cutcliffe

    • D.

      Paul Pasqualoni

    Correct Answer
    B. Gene Chizik
    Explanation
    Gene Chizik was replaced as the head coach at Auburn in 2013. This means that he was no longer the coach for the Auburn football team during that year.

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  • 16. 

    Who is the Boston College head coach that was fired on November 25, 2012?

    • A.

      Justin Fuente

    • B.

      Randy Edsall

    • C.

      Frank Spaziani

    • D.

      Paul Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Frank Spaziani
    Explanation
    Frank Spaziani is the correct answer because he was the head coach of the Boston College football team who was fired on November 25, 2012.

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  • 17. 

    In 2013 what ex-Auburn running back transferred to the Louisville Cardinals?

    • A.

      Tre Mason

    • B.

      Ben Tate

    • C.

      Onterio McCalebb

    • D.

      Michael Dyer

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Dyer
    Explanation
    Michael Dyer transferred to the Louisville Cardinals in 2013.

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  • 18. 

    In the 2012 season who did Wisconsin lose to in the Rose Bowl?

    • A.

      Michigan

    • B.

      Stanford

    • C.

      USC

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanford
    Explanation
    In the 2012 season, Wisconsin lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

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  • 19. 

    In 2012 the NCAA moved up the kick off spot by how many yards?

    • A.

      5 Yards

    • B.

      15 Yards

    • C.

      1 Yard

    • D.

      10 Yards

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 Yards
    Explanation
    In 2012, the NCAA made a change to the kick off spot by moving it up by 5 yards. This means that instead of kicking off from the traditional spot, teams would now kick off from a spot that is 5 yards closer to the opposing team's end zone. This change was likely made to increase player safety and reduce the number of high-speed collisions that occur during kickoffs.

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  • 20. 

    In 2013 what ex-Kentucky coach was hired as an offensive coordinator by SMU's head coach June Jones ?

    • A.

      Chad Scott

    • B.

      Billy Gillispie

    • C.

      Tubby Smith

    • D.

      Hal Mumme

    Correct Answer
    D. Hal Mumme
    Explanation
    Hal Mumme was hired as an offensive coordinator by SMU's head coach June Jones in 2013. Mumme, an ex-Kentucky coach, is known for his innovative and high-scoring offensive strategies. His hiring was aimed at bringing a fresh approach to SMU's offense and improving the team's performance. Mumme's expertise and experience made him a suitable choice for the position of offensive coordinator at SMU.

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  • 21. 

    What is Mike Leach, Hal Mumme and June Jones' offensive philosophy?

    • A.

      Run The Ball And Never Pass

    • B.

      Just Pass The Ball

    • C.

      Run To Get The Pass

    • D.

      Throw The Ball To Get The Run

    Correct Answer
    D. Throw The Ball To Get The Run
    Explanation
    Mike Leach, Hal Mumme, and June Jones' offensive philosophy is to "Throw the ball to get the run." This means that their focus is on passing the ball effectively in order to create opportunities for the running game. By keeping the defense guessing and stretching the field with the passing game, they aim to open up running lanes and create a balanced offensive attack. This philosophy emphasizes the importance of a strong passing game as a means to set up successful running plays.

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  • 22. 

    Who won the BCS Championship game played in 2013?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      USC

    Correct Answer
    C. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama won the BCS Championship game played in 2013.

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  • 23. 

    In what city did the 2013 BCS National Championship game take place?

    • A.

      NYC

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      Orlando

    • D.

      Austin

    Correct Answer
    B. Miami
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Miami because the 2013 BCS National Championship game was held in Miami.

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  • 24. 

    Who ended the 2012/2013 season ranked #1 in the AP top 25?

    • A.

      LSU

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Florida State

    Correct Answer
    C. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama ended the 2012/2013 season ranked #1 in the AP top 25.

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  • 25. 

    Who ended the 2012/2013 season ranked #1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      LSU

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      Wisconsin

    Correct Answer
    A. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama ended the 2012/2013 season ranked #1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. This means that they were considered the best team in college football according to the poll conducted by the coaches.

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  • 26. 

    Where was Notre Dame's final ranking in the 2013 USA Today Coaches Poll?

    • A.

      #5

    • B.

      #3

    • C.

      #10

    • D.

      #2

    Correct Answer
    B. #3
    Explanation
    Notre Dame's final ranking in the 2013 USA Today Coaches Poll was #3.

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  • 27. 

    Who did Alabama blow out in the 2013 BCS Championship Game?

    • A.

      Georgia

    • B.

      Notre Dame

    • C.

      Oregon

    • D.

      UNLV

    Correct Answer
    B. Notre Dame
    Explanation
    In the 2013 BCS Championship Game, Alabama blew out Notre Dame. This means that Alabama won the game by a large margin, defeating Notre Dame convincingly.

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  • 28. 

    Which Pac 12 team won the 2013 Rose Bowl?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      UCLA

    • C.

      Stanford

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    C. Stanford
    Explanation
    Stanford is the correct answer because they won the 2013 Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl is an annual college football game held in Pasadena, California. In 2013, Stanford defeated Wisconsin with a score of 20-14 to win the Rose Bowl. This victory marked Stanford's first Rose Bowl win since 1972.

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  • 29. 

    What team did "Johnny Football" lead to victory in the 2013 Cotton Bowl?

    • A.

      Nebraska

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Texas Longhorns

    • D.

      Texas A +M

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas A +M
    Explanation
    Johnny Football, also known as Johnny Manziel, led the Texas A +M team to victory in the 2013 Cotton Bowl.

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  • 30. 

    Who won the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29, 2012?

    • A.

      Ohio U

    • B.

      West Virginia

    • C.

      Penn State

    • D.

      Syracuse

    Correct Answer
    D. Syracuse
    Explanation
    Syracuse won the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29, 2012.

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  • 31. 

    Who team did Steve Spurrier play in college for?

    • A.

      Florida Gators

    • B.

      South Carolina Gamecocks

    • C.

      Oklahoma Sooners

    • D.

      Texas Longhorns

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida Gators
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier played for the Florida Gators in college.

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  • 32. 

    What NFL team did Steve Spurrier coach in 2002?

    • A.

      Washington Redskins

    • B.

      Tampa Bay Bucs

    • C.

      New York Jets

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    A. Washington Redskins
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier coached the Washington Redskins in 2002.

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  • 33. 

    What position did Steve Spurrier play in college?

    • A.

      Receiver

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Punter

    • D.

      Tight End

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarterback
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier played as a quarterback in college.

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  • 34. 

    What school did Steve Spurrier start his college coaching career at?

    • A.

      University Of Florida

    • B.

      South Carolina

    • C.

      Ohio State

    • D.

      Notre Dame

    Correct Answer
    A. University Of Florida
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier started his college coaching career at the University of Florida.

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  • 35. 

    What was Steve Spurrier's first coaching assignment?

    • A.

      Running Backs Coach

    • B.

      Special Teams Coach

    • C.

      Offensive Coordinator

    • D.

      Quarterbacks Coach

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarterbacks Coach
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier's first coaching assignment was as a quarterbacks coach. This role involves working closely with the team's quarterbacks to develop their skills, improve their technique, and help them make effective decisions on the field. As a former quarterback himself, Spurrier's experience and expertise in this position would have been valuable in mentoring and guiding the quarterbacks under his supervision.

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