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  • 1. 

    What was the nickname for Steve Spurrier's pass oriented offense?

    • A.

      Chase 'n' Run

    • B.

      Run 'n' Gun

    • C.

      Fun 'n' Gun

    • D.

      Gun 'n' Run

    Correct Answer
    C. Fun 'n' Gun
    Explanation
    The nickname for Steve Spurrier's pass oriented offense was "Fun 'n' Gun". This nickname was given to Spurrier's offense because it emphasized an exciting and high-scoring style of play, with a heavy emphasis on passing the ball. The term "Fun 'n' Gun" highlights the entertaining and dynamic nature of Spurrier's offensive strategy.

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  • 2. 

    What was Steve Spurrier's nickname for rival Florida State University?

    • A.

      For Sure University

    • B.

      Free Shirts University

    • C.

      Free Shoes University

    • D.

      Fake Shoes University

    Correct Answer
    C. Free Shoes University
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier's nickname for rival Florida State University was "Free Shoes University." This nickname was given in reference to a scandal involving Florida State players receiving free shoes from a local store. The nickname was meant to mock the university and imply that their players were receiving improper benefits.

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  • 3. 

    In 2005 Steve Spurrier began his first season as head coach for what SEC team?

    • A.

      Georgia Bulldogs

    • B.

      South Carolina Gamecocks

    • C.

      LSU Tigers

    • D.

      Kentucky Wildcats

    Correct Answer
    B. South Carolina Gamecocks
    Explanation
    In 2005, Steve Spurrier started his tenure as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it can be inferred based on the given options. The other teams listed (Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, and Kentucky Wildcats) did not have Steve Spurrier as their head coach in 2005. Therefore, the correct answer is South Carolina Gamecocks.

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  • 4. 

    What legendary coach did Steve Spurrier replace at South Carolina?

    • A.

      Bear Bryant

    • B.

      Nick Saban

    • C.

      Vince Lombardi

    • D.

      Lou Holtz

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Holtz
    Explanation
    Steve Spurrier replaced Lou Holtz as the legendary coach at South Carolina.

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  • 5. 

    What is a trademark Lou Holtz is known for?

    • A.

      Quite But Firm Leadership

    • B.

      Intense Motivational Speeches

    • C.

      Giving Up Easy

    • D.

      Crying Tantrums

    Correct Answer
    B. Intense Motivational Speeches
    Explanation
    Lou Holtz is known for his intense motivational speeches. Throughout his career as a football coach and sports analyst, Holtz has delivered powerful and inspiring speeches that have motivated his players and audiences. His ability to captivate and motivate others through his words has become a trademark of his persona.

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  • 6. 

    In the 2012 season what team won its third national title in four seasons?

    • A.

      LSU

    • B.

      Alabama

    • C.

      Oregon

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    B. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama won its third national title in four seasons in the 2012 season. This indicates that Alabama was the most successful team during that period, consistently performing at a high level and winning the championship multiple times. Their dominance in college football is evident from their impressive record, making them the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    In 2012 what award was won for the first time ever by a freshman?

    • A.

      The Doak Award

    • B.

      The Heisman Trophy

    • C.

      The Maxwell Award

    • D.

      The Butkus Award

    Correct Answer
    B. The Heisman Trophy
    Explanation
    The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player in the United States. It is considered one of the highest honors in college football. The question asks what award was won for the first time ever by a freshman in 2012. This implies that prior to 2012, freshmen were not eligible to win the Heisman Trophy. Therefore, the correct answer is The Heisman Trophy.

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  • 8. 

    In 2012 which team went undefeated in the regular season?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Oklahoma

    • C.

      Notre Dame

    • D.

      Arkansas

    Correct Answer
    C. Notre Dame
    Explanation
    In 2012, Notre Dame went undefeated in the regular season. This means that they did not lose any of their games during that season. They had a perfect record, winning all of their games, which is a remarkable achievement in college football.

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  • 9. 

    In the 2012 season what team won it's first Rose Bowl championship since 1972?

    • A.

      Arizona

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Stanford

    • D.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    C. Stanford
    Explanation
    Stanford is the correct answer because they won their first Rose Bowl championship since 1972 in the 2012 season. This implies that Stanford had not won the Rose Bowl championship for 40 years prior to their victory in 2012.

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  • 10. 

    What team went undefeated in 2012 but was banned from post season play?

    • A.

      Ohio State

    • B.

      Texas A&M

    • C.

      Oklahoma

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    A. Ohio State
    Explanation
    Ohio State went undefeated in 2012 but was banned from post season play. This means that they won all of their games during that season but were not allowed to participate in any post season tournaments or championships. The reason for their ban is not provided in the given information.

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  • 11. 

    In 2012 what head coach got into a motorcycle accident with 25 yr.old Jessica Dorrell aboard?

    • A.

      Mack Brown

    • B.

      John L Smith

    • C.

      Bobby Petrino

    • D.

      Jeff Tedford

    Correct Answer
    C. Bobby Petrino
    Explanation
    Bobby Petrino is the correct answer because in 2012, he was the head coach who got into a motorcycle accident with Jessica Dorrell aboard. This incident caused a major scandal as it was revealed that Petrino had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with Dorrell, who was also an employee of the football program. As a result of the accident and the scandal, Petrino was eventually fired from his position as head coach.

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  • 12. 

    What QB completing 20 of his 28 attempts for 264 yards in the 2012/2013 BCS Championship game?

    • A.

      Aaron Murray

    • B.

      Robert Griffin III

    • C.

      Everett Golson

    • D.

      A.J. McCarron

    Correct Answer
    D. A.J. McCarron
    Explanation
    A.J. McCarron is the correct answer because he completed 20 out of his 28 attempts for 264 yards in the 2012/2013 BCS Championship game. This indicates that he had a high completion rate and gained a significant number of yards, making him a successful quarterback in that particular game.

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  • 13. 

    In 2013 who became the first head coach to win four national championships in the BCS era?

    • A.

      Steve Spurrier

    • B.

      Sonny Cumbie

    • C.

      Nick Saban

    • D.

      Frank Beamer

    Correct Answer
    C. Nick Saban
    Explanation
    Nick Saban became the first head coach to win four national championships in the BCS era in 2013.

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  • 14. 

    What state captured its fourth consecutive title in the 2012/2013 season?

    • A.

      Georgia

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    D. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama captured its fourth consecutive title in the 2012/2013 season. This implies that Alabama had won the championship in the previous three seasons as well, making it the most successful state in that time period.

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  • 15. 

    Who scored on its first three possessions in the 2013 BCS Championship Game?

    • A.

      Notre Dame

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Florida State

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    D. Alabama
    Explanation
    Alabama scored on its first three possessions in the 2013 BCS Championship Game.

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  • 16. 

    What offensive coordinator got promoted to be the Oregon Ducks' new head coach in 2013?

    • A.

      Mark Stoops

    • B.

      Mark Helfrich

    • C.

      Sean Kugler

    • D.

      Bryan Harsin

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Helfrich
    Explanation
    Mark Helfrich was promoted to be the Oregon Ducks' new head coach in 2013. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the team and was chosen to take over the head coaching position after Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles. Helfrich had been with the Ducks since 2009 and was familiar with the team's offensive system and players, making him a natural choice for the promotion.

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  • 17. 

    What team went to 4 straight BCS bowl trips under head coach Chip Kelly?

    • A.

      Texas Tech

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Ohio State

    • D.

      Oregon State

    Correct Answer
    B. Oregon
    Explanation
    Under head coach Chip Kelly, the Oregon team went to 4 straight BCS bowl trips.

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  • 18. 

    After the 2012 season what coach resigned from Syracuse to become head coach of the Buffalo Bills?

    • A.

      Bear Bryant

    • B.

      Doug Marrone

    • C.

      Paul Johnson

    • D.

      Paul Pasqualoni

    Correct Answer
    B. Doug Marrone
    Explanation
    After the 2012 season, Doug Marrone resigned from Syracuse to become the head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

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  • 19. 

    In 2004 Nick Saban accepted the job of head coach for what NFL team?

    • A.

      Cleveland Browns

    • B.

      Miami Dolphins

    • C.

      Green Bay Packers

    • D.

      Houston Texans

    Correct Answer
    B. Miami Dolphins
    Explanation
    In 2004, Nick Saban accepted the job of head coach for the Miami Dolphins. This means that he agreed to lead and manage the team during that year.

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  • 20. 

    In 2012 who was the head coach for Texas A&M?

    • A.

      Tommy Bowden

    • B.

      Bob Davie

    • C.

      Kevin Sumlin

    • D.

      Kenny Chesney

    Correct Answer
    C. Kevin Sumlin
    Explanation
    Kevin Sumlin was the head coach for Texas A&M in 2012.

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  • 21. 

    What school did Kevin Sumlin coach at from 2007 to 2011?

    • A.

      Princeton

    • B.

      Arkansas

    • C.

      Arizona State

    • D.

      University of Houston

    Correct Answer
    D. University of Houston
    Explanation
    From 2007 to 2011, Kevin Sumlin coached at the University of Houston.

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  • 22. 

    In 2011, Kevin Sumlin coached what school to a 12 and 0 start?

    • A.

      Michigan State

    • B.

      Purdue

    • C.

      Texas A&M

    • D.

      University of Houston

    Correct Answer
    D. University of Houston
    Explanation
    In 2011, Kevin Sumlin coached the University of Houston to a 12 and 0 start.

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  • 23. 

    In December 2011, Kevin Sumlin told his players that he was leaving Houston to accept a job at what school?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Cincinnati

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      Texas A&M

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas A&M
    Explanation
    In December 2011, Kevin Sumlin informed his players that he was leaving the University of Houston to accept a job at Texas A&M. This implies that Texas A&M is the school where he decided to continue his coaching career.

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  • 24. 

    In 2012 what third string quarterback was named starter for Texas A&M?

    • A.

      Johnny Manziel

    • B.

      Andrew Luck

    • C.

      Zach Mettenberger

    • D.

      A.J. McCarron

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny Manziel
    Explanation
    In 2012, Johnny Manziel was named the starter for Texas A&M as the third-string quarterback. This means that he was initially not expected to be the starting quarterback, but due to circumstances such as injuries or performance, he was given the opportunity to start. Manziel went on to have a successful season, winning the Heisman Trophy and becoming a standout player for Texas A&M.

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  • 25. 

    In the 2012/2013 season who coached the Seminoles to their first BCS bowl win since 1999?

    • A.

      Mark Richt

    • B.

      Jimbo Fisher

    • C.

      Bobby Bowden

    • D.

      Bo Pelini

    Correct Answer
    B. Jimbo Fisher
    Explanation
    Jimbo Fisher is the correct answer because he coached the Seminoles to their first BCS bowl win since 1999 in the 2012/2013 season. This implies that he was the coach at that time and was responsible for the team's success in the BCS bowl game.

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  • 26. 

    In the second week of the 2012 season which one of SEC's newest members disappointed it's hometown fans?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Missouri

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      LSU

    Correct Answer
    B. Missouri
    Explanation
    Missouri disappointed its hometown fans in the second week of the 2012 season.

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  • 27. 

    In 2012 the Gators blanked what home team 10-0 in the second half to capture a 20-17 win?

    • A.

      Texas Longhorns

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      San Jose State

    • D.

      Texas A&M

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas A&M
    Explanation
    In 2012, the Gators played against Texas A&M and managed to shut them out in the second half, scoring 10 unanswered points. This allowed the Gators to secure a 20-17 victory over Texas A&M.

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  • 28. 

    In 2012 No. 74 Oregon State upset what 31st-ranked team 10-7?

    • A.

      Auburn

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      Southern Miss

    • D.

      Rutgers

    Correct Answer
    B. Wisconsin
    Explanation
    In 2012, the 74th-ranked Oregon State team caused an upset by defeating the 31st-ranked Wisconsin team with a score of 10-7.

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  • 29. 

    In 2012 who coached the Arizona Wildcats against Oklahoma State?

    • A.

      June Jones

    • B.

      Rich Rodriguez

    • C.

      Bob Stoops

    • D.

      Mark Richt

    Correct Answer
    B. Rich Rodriguez
    Explanation
    Rich Rodriguez coached the Arizona Wildcats against Oklahoma State in 2012.

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  • 30. 

    In 2012 what rival did Iowa lose at home to?

    • A.

      Iowa State

    • B.

      Air Force

    • C.

      Texas Longhorns

    • D.

      USC

    Correct Answer
    A. Iowa State
    Explanation
    In 2012, Iowa lost at home to their rival, Iowa State.

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  • 31. 

    What team did Urban Meyer coach to victory in week 2 of the 2012 season?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Utah

    • C.

      Ohio State

    • D.

      Florida University

    Correct Answer
    C. Ohio State
    Explanation
    Urban Meyer coached Ohio State to victory in week 2 of the 2012 season.

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  • 32. 

    What team did Urban Meyers team beat in the second game of the 2012 season?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      UCF

    • C.

      Illinois

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    B. UCF
    Explanation
    In the second game of the 2012 season, Urban Meyer's team beat UCF.

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  • 33. 

    In 2012 who handed the Wolverines there worst opening day defeat in the history of the nation's program?

    • A.

      Ohio State

    • B.

      Michigan State

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Florida State

    Correct Answer
    C. Alabama
    Explanation
    In 2012, Alabama handed the Wolverines their worst opening day defeat in the history of the nation's program. This implies that the Wolverines suffered a significant loss in their first game of the season, and it was the worst defeat they had ever experienced on an opening day. The other options, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Florida State, are not relevant to the given information and do not pertain to the historical defeat mentioned.

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  • 34. 

    In 2012 who had a lead at Ohio State for nearly 6 minutes, until the Buckeyes scored 35 unanswered points to win by 46?

    • A.

      Kent State

    • B.

      Michigan State

    • C.

      Miami Ohio

    • D.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    C. Miami Ohio
    Explanation
    In 2012, Miami Ohio had a lead at Ohio State for nearly 6 minutes. However, the Buckeyes managed to turn the game around by scoring 35 unanswered points, ultimately winning by a margin of 46 points.

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  • 35. 

    In 2012 Larry Bird's College team came within a TD of beating the Indiana Hoosiers. What School did he attend?

    • A.

      Indiana State

    • B.

      Iowa State

    • C.

      UMass

    • D.

      Ball State

    Correct Answer
    A. Indiana State
    Explanation
    Larry Bird attended Indiana State University. In 2012, his college team came close to defeating the Indiana Hoosiers, falling just a touchdown short.

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  • 36. 

    In 2012 what Houston QB was just 17-of-44 for 211 yards in his first start since 2010?

    • A.

      David Piland

    • B.

      David Carr

    • C.

      Taylor Martinez

    • D.

      Case Keenum

    Correct Answer
    A. David Piland
    Explanation
    In 2012, David Piland was the Houston QB who had a disappointing performance in his first start since 2010. He completed only 17 out of 44 passes for 211 yards. This indicates that he struggled with accuracy and efficiency, resulting in a low completion rate and relatively low yardage gained.

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  • 37. 

    What was the name of the South Carolina QB that got knocked out briefly in their 2012 opener at Vanderbilt?

    • A.

      Nick Florence

    • B.

      AJ McCarron

    • C.

      Connor Shaw

    • D.

      Ryan Aplin

    Correct Answer
    C. Connor Shaw
    Explanation
    Connor Shaw was the South Carolina QB who got knocked out briefly in their 2012 opener at Vanderbilt.

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  • 38. 

    Who had a 2TD rushing performance in Michigan State's 17-13 win over Boise State in 2012?

    • A.

      Trey Watts

    • B.

      Tiki Barber

    • C.

      Le'Veon Bell

    • D.

      Jawan Jamison

    Correct Answer
    C. Le'Veon Bell
    Explanation
    Le'Veon Bell had a 2TD rushing performance in Michigan State's 17-13 win over Boise State in 2012.

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  • 39. 

    In Michigan State's win over Boise State in 2012 it was The first time the Broncos played without who since 2007?

    • A.

      Kellen Moore

    • B.

      Ryan Nassib

    • C.

      Joe Southwick

    • D.

      Derek Carr

    Correct Answer
    A. Kellen Moore
    Explanation
    In the given question, the correct answer is Kellen Moore. The question states that in Michigan State's win over Boise State in 2012, it was the first time the Broncos played without who since 2007. This implies that the mentioned person has been playing for Boise State since 2007 and was absent in the mentioned game. Among the options given, Kellen Moore is the only player who fits this criteria as he played for Boise State from 2008 to 2011, making the statement true.

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  • 40. 

    Who is BYU's opponent in a yearly game played nicknamed "The Holy War"

    • A.

      Air Force

    • B.

      Utah State

    • C.

      Wyoming

    • D.

      Utah

    Correct Answer
    D. Utah
    Explanation
    In a yearly game played nicknamed "The Holy War," BYU's opponent is Utah. This nickname refers to the intense rivalry between the two teams, which are both located in the state of Utah. The game is highly anticipated and has a long history, with passionate fans from both sides.

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