College Football Trivia For 2012-2013

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  • 1. 

    What is the name of Indiana State's football team?

    • A.

      Hilltoppers

    • B.

      Cornhuskers

    • C.

      Cyclones

    • D.

      Sycamores

    Correct Answer
    D. Sycamores
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sycamores. The question is asking for the name of Indiana State's football team. The Sycamores is the correct answer because it is the official nickname for the athletic teams at Indiana State University, including the football team.

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  • 2. 

    In there 2012 opener what team projected to play for the C-USA title were dominated at home by FBS upstart Texas State?

    • A.

      Tulsa golden Hurricane

    • B.

      Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

    • C.

      UTEP Miners

    • D.

      Houston Cougars

    Correct Answer
    D. Houston Cougars
    Explanation
    In the 2012 opener, the Houston Cougars were dominated at home by FBS upstart Texas State.

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  • 3. 

    On the opening of the 2012 season Northwestern battled in an exciting, high scoring game with what team?

    • A.

      Boston College

    • B.

      Syracuse

    • C.

      North Texas

    • D.

      Kansas

    Correct Answer
    B. Syracuse
    Explanation
    In the opening of the 2012 season, Northwestern had an exciting and high scoring game with Syracuse.

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  • 4. 

    On the opening Saturday of the 2012 season who did West Virginia crush 69-34 in Morgantown?

    • A.

      Duke Blue Devils

    • B.

      Oregon Ducks

    • C.

      Virginia

    • D.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    D. Marshall
    Explanation
    West Virginia crushed Marshall 69-34 in Morgantown on the opening Saturday of the 2012 season.

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  • 5. 

    The 2012 college football season kicked off on what night?

    • A.

      Sunday

    • B.

      Thursday

    • C.

      Friday

    • D.

      Monday

    Correct Answer
    B. Thursday
    Explanation
    The 2012 college football season kicked off on Thursday.

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  • 6. 

    In 2012 what team escape Nashville with a 17-13 win over the Commodores?

    • A.

      South Carolina

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Air Force

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    A. South Carolina
    Explanation
    In 2012, South Carolina escaped Nashville with a 17-13 win over the Commodores. This implies that South Carolina narrowly won the game against Vanderbilt University's football team.

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  • 7. 

    In 2012 UNLV lost 30-27 in triple-overtime to what Big Ten team?

    • A.

      Penn State

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      Minnesota

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota
    Explanation
    In 2012, UNLV lost 30-27 in triple-overtime to Minnesota, a Big Ten team. This means that UNLV played against Minnesota in a highly competitive game that went into triple-overtime before ultimately losing by a score of 30-27.

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  • 8. 

    In Mike Leach's 2012 debut as head coach of Washington State what team did he lose to?

    • A.

      BYU

    • B.

      Army

    • C.

      Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

    • D.

      Stanford

    Correct Answer
    A. BYU
    Explanation
    In Mike Leach's 2012 debut as head coach of Washington State, he lost to BYU.

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  • 9. 

    In Mike Leach's 2012 debut as head coach of Washington State how many points were they defeated by?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      66

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 24
    Explanation
    In Mike Leach's 2012 debut as head coach of Washington State, they were defeated by 24 points.

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  • 10. 

    In 2012 Terry Bowden's Zips got zapped 56-14 at home by what team?

    • A.

      Buffalo Bulls

    • B.

      Rice Owls

    • C.

      UCF

    • D.

      NIU Huskies

    Correct Answer
    C. UCF
    Explanation
    In 2012, Terry Bowden's Zips suffered a heavy defeat of 56-14 at their home stadium. The team that handed them this loss was UCF.

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  • 11. 

    On what night in 2012 did Stanford get a 20-17 home win over San Jose State?

    • A.

      Tuesday

    • B.

      Friday

    • C.

      Thursday

    • D.

      Saturday

    Correct Answer
    B. Friday
    Explanation
    In 2012, Stanford had a 20-17 home win over San Jose State on a Friday night.

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  • 12. 

    In 2012 the Vols' Tyler Bray threw for 332 yards and 2 TD's in a 35-21 win over what ACC team?

    • A.

      N.C. State

    • B.

      Duke Blue Devils

    • C.

      Virginia Tech

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    A. N.C. State
    Explanation
    In 2012, Tyler Bray of the Vols had an impressive performance, throwing for 332 yards and 2 touchdowns. This led to a 35-21 victory over N.C. State.

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  • 13. 

    In 2012 N.C. State's senior QB Mike Glennon threw 4 interceptions and just 1 TD in a loss to who?

    • A.

      North Dakota State

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Tennessee

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    C. Tennessee
    Explanation
    In 2012, N.C. State's senior QB Mike Glennon had a poor performance, throwing 4 interceptions and only 1 touchdown in a game. This resulted in a loss for his team. The question asks which team they lost to, and the correct answer is Tennessee.

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  • 14. 

    In a there 2012 opener who did Baylor, sans RG3, blast 59-24?

    • A.

      San Diego State

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      SMU

    • D.

      Texas Tech

    Correct Answer
    C. SMU
    Explanation
    In the 2012 opener, Baylor, without RG3, defeated SMU with a score of 59-24.

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  • 15. 

    In Baylor's 2012 opener how many yards did QB Nick Florence throw for?

    • A.

      702

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      342

    • D.

      256

    Correct Answer
    C. 342
    Explanation
    In Baylor's 2012 opener, QB Nick Florence threw for 342 yards.

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  • 16. 

    In the opening of the 2012 season what rival did Louisville rout by 18 points?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Western Kentucky

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    C. Kentucky
    Explanation
    In the opening of the 2012 season, Louisville routed Kentucky by 18 points. This means that Louisville won the game against Kentucky with a significant lead of 18 points.

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  • 17. 

    In 2012 Hurricane Isaac forced the postponement of the game between Texas A&M and what team ?

    • A.

      Louisiana Tech

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Cincinnati

    • D.

      Clemson

    Correct Answer
    A. Louisiana Tech
    Explanation
    In 2012, Hurricane Isaac caused the game between Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech to be postponed.

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  • 18. 

    In 2012 Kansas State earned a tighter than expected 35-21 win over what visiting Team?

    • A.

      TCU

    • B.

      North Texas

    • C.

      Texas Longhorns

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    B. North Texas
    Explanation
    In 2012, Kansas State had a closer game than anticipated, winning with a score of 35-21 against North Texas, the visiting team.

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  • 19. 

    In 2012 Georgia Tech obliterated what team 56-14 in Atlanta?

    • A.

      Virginia

    • B.

      West Virginia

    • C.

      USC

    • D.

      Virginia Tech

    Correct Answer
    A. Virginia
    Explanation
    In 2012, Georgia Tech defeated Virginia with a score of 56-14 in Atlanta.

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  • 20. 

    In 2012 Louisiana-Monroe nearly went 2-0 in the SEC with another late rally that took what team to overtime?

    • A.

      Auburn

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      Florida Gators

    • D.

      LSU

    Correct Answer
    A. Auburn
    Explanation
    In 2012, Louisiana-Monroe almost achieved a 2-0 record in the SEC by forcing another late rally that resulted in overtime. This suggests that Louisiana-Monroe had a strong performance against a tough SEC opponent. The correct answer, Auburn, indicates that they were the team that Louisiana-Monroe took to overtime, showcasing their ability to compete against a formidable opponent.

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  • 21. 

    In 2012 what school from the Sun Belt Conference beat Kentucky in overtime?

    • A.

      Texas State

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Arkansas State

    • D.

      Western Kentucky

    Correct Answer
    D. Western Kentucky
    Explanation
    Western Kentucky is the correct answer because in 2012, they defeated Kentucky in overtime. This victory was significant because Kentucky is a prominent basketball program, and Western Kentucky's win showcased their ability to compete against top-tier teams.

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  • 22. 

    In 2012 the Troy Trojans lost 30-24 at home to what SEC team?

    • A.

      South Carolina

    • B.

      Mississippi State

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Ole Miss

    Correct Answer
    B. Mississippi State
    Explanation
    In 2012, the Troy Trojans lost 30-24 at home to Mississippi State.

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  • 23. 

    In 2012 Florida scored the final 17 points while rolling past which team?

    • A.

      Arkansas

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    D. Tennessee
    Explanation
    In 2012, Florida scored the final 17 points while rolling past Tennessee.

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  • 24. 

    In 2012 Missouri used a late interception in the end zone to thwart a comeback from what PAC 12 Team?

    • A.

      Arizona State

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    A. Arizona State
    Explanation
    In 2012, Missouri was able to prevent a comeback from Arizona State with a late interception in the end zone. This suggests that Arizona State was making a strong push to come back and potentially win the game, but Missouri's interception stopped their momentum and secured the victory for Missouri.

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  • 25. 

    In 2012 a 42-yard field goal as time expired lifted Ball State to a 41-39 win over who?

    • A.

      Wisconsin

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Indiana

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    C. Indiana
    Explanation
    In 2012, Ball State won a game with a 42-yard field goal as time expired. The question asks who they defeated in that game, and the correct answer is Indiana.

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  • 26. 

    In 2012 if Utah State hadn't missed a field goal what team would have lost a 2nd straight game to a non conference foe?

    • A.

      Iowa

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      West Virginia

    • D.

      Arizona State

    Correct Answer
    B. Wisconsin
    Explanation
    In 2012, if Utah State hadn't missed a field goal, Wisconsin would have lost a second straight game to a non-conference foe. This suggests that Wisconsin had previously lost a game to a non-conference opponent, and if Utah State hadn't missed their field goal, they would have been the second non-conference team to defeat Wisconsin in consecutive games.

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  • 27. 

    In 2012 Ohio State averted the upset bid by what team when striking a 72 yard touchdown pass with 3:26 left?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Florida State

    • D.

      Purdue

    Correct Answer
    A. California
    Explanation
    In 2012, Ohio State avoided an upset bid by California when they scored a 72-yard touchdown pass with 3:26 left in the game. This play helped Ohio State secure the win and prevent California from pulling off the upset.

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