College Football! Trivia Facts Quiz

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A quiz about the facts and history of college football


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    College football has been around longer than professional football.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    College football has been around longer than professional football because the first college football game was played in 1869, while the first professional football game was played in 1892. This means that college football predates professional football by 23 years.

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  • 2. 

    Which team was in the first ever college football game?

    • A.

      Louisville

    • B.

      Michigan

    • C.

      Rutgers

    • D.

      Florida

    • E.

      Ole Miss

    Correct Answer
    C. Rutgers
    Explanation
    Rutgers is the correct answer because they were one of the two teams that participated in the first ever college football game. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers played against Princeton in what is considered the inaugural college football game. This historic match took place at College Field in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Therefore, Rutgers holds the distinction of being part of the first college football game.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is NOT a nickname for a college stadium?

    • A.

      The Horshoe

    • B.

      The Big Top

    • C.

      The Rose Bowl

    • D.

      College Station

    • E.

      The Mile High

    Correct Answer
    E. The Mile High
    Explanation
    The Mile High is not a nickname for a college stadium because "Mile High" refers to the elevation of a location, specifically Denver, Colorado, where the Denver Broncos play in the NFL. It is not associated with any college stadium. The other options, such as The Horseshoe (referring to Ohio State University's stadium) and The Rose Bowl (referring to the stadium in Pasadena, California), are well-known nicknames for college stadiums. College Station is the nickname for Texas A&M University's stadium. Therefore, The Mile High is the correct answer as it does not fit the criteria of being a college stadium nickname.

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  • 4. 

    Which school has produced the most Heisman trophy winners in the 2000's

    Correct Answer
    USC
    Explanation
    Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush

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  • 5. 

    What famous running back graduated from Syracuse and went on to be a hero in the race issue of the NFL?

    Correct Answer
    Jim Brown
    Explanation
    Jim Brown is the correct answer to the question because he is a famous running back who graduated from Syracuse University and also played a significant role in addressing the race issue in the National Football League (NFL). He was not only a talented athlete but also an advocate for civil rights, using his platform to speak out against racial inequality and support the Black Power movement during his career. His impact both on and off the field solidifies his status as a hero in the race issue of the NFL.

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  • 6. 

    Which player did not win a Heisman?

    • A.

      Vinny Testaverde

    • B.

      Chris Weinke

    • C.

      Steve Spurrier

    • D.

      Herschell Walker

    • E.

      Walter Payton

    Correct Answer
    E. Walter Payton
    Explanation
    Walter Payton did not win a Heisman. The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football, and Payton, while a highly successful and respected player, did not receive this honor.

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  • 7. 

    A punter has won the Heisman

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Vic Janowicz won it in 1950.

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