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  • 1. 

    From what yard line are two point conversions attempted in college football?

    • A.

      One Yard Line

    • B.

      Three Yard Line

    • C.

      Fifty Yard Line

    • D.

      Five Yard Line

    Correct Answer
    B. Three Yard Line
    Explanation
    In college football, two-point conversions are attempted from the three-yard line. This means that the team has the option to either kick for one point from the two-yard line or attempt a play from the three-yard line to score two points. This rule is different from professional football, where two-point conversions are attempted from the two-yard line.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following things is generally prohibited on a college football field's playing surface?

    • A.

      Cheerleaders

    • B.

      Football Players

    • C.

      Coaches

    • D.

      Advertisement

    Correct Answer
    D. Advertisement
    Explanation
    Generally, advertisements are prohibited on a college football field's playing surface. This is because the playing surface is meant for the game itself and any distractions, such as advertisements, can interfere with the players' focus and the overall integrity of the game. Additionally, college football fields are often considered to be sacred grounds for the sport and are meant to be free from commercialization.

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  • 3. 

    How many extra points can a team get for kicking the ball through the goal posts after a touchdown?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    After a touchdown, a team can earn an extra point by kicking the ball through the goal posts. This is commonly known as a field goal. Therefore, the correct answer is 1.

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  • 4. 

    What color is the football in a regulation college football game?

    • A.

      Grey

    • B.

      Natural Tan

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Natural Tan
    Explanation
    In a regulation college football game, the color of the football is natural tan. This is because natural tan is the standard color used for footballs in official games.

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  • 5. 

    What can the defensive team score by stopping an opponent in his own end zone?

    • A.

      A Safety

    • B.

      A Field Goal

    • C.

      A Danger

    • D.

      A Touchdown

    Correct Answer
    A. A Safety
    Explanation
    When the defensive team stops an opponent in their own end zone, they can score a Safety. A Safety is worth two points and is awarded to the defensive team when they tackle an offensive player in possession of the ball in their own end zone. This can occur through a sack, a fumble recovery, or an interception. It is a defensive play that results in points for the team and gives them possession of the ball through a free kick from their own 20-yard line.

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  • 6. 

    In college football, what was the last team to join the Big 10, giving the conference 11 teams?

    • A.

      Indiana

    • B.

      Michigan State

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Penn State

    Correct Answer
    D. Penn State
    Explanation
    Penn State is the correct answer because they joined the Big 10 conference in 1990, becoming the 11th team in the conference. Prior to their addition, the Big 10 had 10 teams. Penn State's inclusion brought the conference to 11 teams, making it the last team to join.

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  • 7. 

    What was the last NFL team Pete Carroll before taking the head coaching job at USC?

    • A.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • B.

      New England Patriots

    • C.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • D.

      New York Jets

    Correct Answer
    B. New England Patriots
    Explanation
    Before taking the head coaching job at USC, Pete Carroll was the head coach of the New England Patriots.

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  • 8. 

    Peyton Manning was never able to beat what team during his career at the University of Tennessee?

    • A.

      Ole Miss

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      LSU

    Correct Answer
    B. Florida
    Explanation
    During Peyton Manning's career at the University of Tennessee, he was never able to beat the Florida team. Despite his success and numerous achievements, Manning faced difficulties when playing against Florida, and was unable to secure a victory against them.

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  • 9. 

    In the 2008 college football season, what team won their 800th game in school history?

    • A.

      Notre Dame

    • B.

      Penn State

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    B. Penn State
    Explanation
    Penn State won their 800th game in school history during the 2008 college football season. This means that throughout the history of the football program at Penn State, they had accumulated a total of 800 victories by the end of the 2008 season.

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  • 10. 

    What football player for the Army team was known as the "Lonely End"?

    • A.

      Bill Carpenter

    • B.

      Doc Blanchard

    • C.

      Pete Dawkins

    • D.

      Billy Vann

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Carpenter
    Explanation
    Bill Carpenter is the correct answer because he was a football player for the Army team who was known as the "Lonely End".

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  • 11. 

    In 2008, what replaced the 25-second play clock in NCAA football?

    • A.

      60-Second Clock

    • B.

      Two-Minute Clock

    • C.

      40-Second Clock

    • D.

      10-Second Clock

    Correct Answer
    C. 40-Second Clock
    Explanation
    In 2008, the 25-second play clock in NCAA football was replaced by the 40-second clock. This change allowed teams more time to prepare and execute their plays, giving them a better chance to strategize and make decisions on the field. The 40-second clock also helped to create a more efficient and organized game flow by providing a consistent amount of time between plays.

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  • 12. 

    Michael Crabtree was the first player selected in the 2009 NFL Draft from which school?

    • A.

      Texas Tech

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      Penn State

    • D.

      Maryland

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas Tech
    Explanation
    Michael Crabtree was indeed the first player selected in the 2009 NFL Draft from Texas Tech. He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and had an impressive career, which led to him being selected as the first wide receiver in the draft. Crabtree went on to have a successful professional career, playing for multiple teams in the NFL.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the first player drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft from a Big Ten school?

    • A.

      Leon Hall

    • B.

      Malcolm Jenkins

    • C.

      Bernard Pollard

    • D.

      Aaron Maybin

    Correct Answer
    D. Aaron Maybin
    Explanation
    Aaron Maybin was the first player drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft from a Big Ten school.

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  • 14. 

    The first wide receiver selected in the 2009 NFL Draft was which surprise pick by Oakland out of Maryland?

    • A.

      Darrius Heyward-Bey

    • B.

      Percy Harvin

    • C.

      Mike Wallace

    • D.

      Brian Robiskie

    Correct Answer
    A. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    Explanation
    Darrius Heyward-Bey was the surprise pick by Oakland out of Maryland as the first wide receiver selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. This selection was unexpected because Heyward-Bey was not considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft. However, the Oakland Raiders saw potential in his speed and athleticism, leading them to choose him over other more highly regarded receivers like Percy Harvin, Mike Wallace, and Brian Robiskie.

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  • 15. 

    The Detroit Lions selected quarterback Matthew Stafford from which school in the 2009 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      USC

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Florida State

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    B. Georgia
    Explanation
    Matthew Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions from Georgia in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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  • 16. 

    Jared Cook was the first and Captain Munnerlyn the last of five 2009 NFL draftees from which school?

    • A.

      Clemson

    • B.

      South Carolina

    • C.

      NC State

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    B. South Carolina
    Explanation
    Jared Cook and Captain Munnerlyn were both drafted in the 2009 NFL draft. The question is asking which school they both attended. The correct answer is South Carolina.

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  • 17. 

    The first tight end selected in the 2009 NFL Draft was which Oklahoma State player who went to the Lions?

    • A.

      Travis Beckum

    • B.

      Bear Pascoe

    • C.

      Davon Drew

    • D.

      Brandon Pettigrew

    Correct Answer
    D. Brandon Pettigrew
    Explanation
    Brandon Pettigrew was the first tight end selected in the 2009 NFL Draft and he went to the Lions.

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  • 18. 

    Anthony Hill and Andre Brown were the two 2009 NFL Draft picks from which school?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Bowling Green

    • C.

      USC

    • D.

      NC State

    Correct Answer
    D. NC State
    Explanation
    Anthony Hill and Andre Brown were both 2009 NFL Draft picks from NC State.

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  • 19. 

    Which Purdue player was the only one drafted in 2009 ahead of quarterback sixth-round pick Curtis Painter?

    • A.

      Jim Everett

    • B.

      Michael Otto

    • C.

      Matt Light

    • D.

      Alex Magee

    Correct Answer
    D. Alex Magee
    Explanation
    Alex Magee was the only Purdue player drafted ahead of Curtis Painter in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The question is asking which player was drafted ahead of Painter, and Alex Magee is the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    The only 2009 draftee out of Tennessee was which first-round pick of the Broncos?

    • A.

      Hakeem Nicks

    • B.

      Clay Matthews

    • C.

      Malcolm Jenkins

    • D.

      Robert Ayers

    Correct Answer
    D. Robert Ayers
    Explanation
    Robert Ayers is the correct answer because he was the only player drafted in 2009 out of Tennessee who was also a first-round pick of the Broncos. Hakeem Nicks, Clay Matthews, and Malcolm Jenkins were not drafted by the Broncos in 2009.

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  • 21. 

    B. J. Raji and Ron Brace, among the first 40 picks of the 2009 NFL Draft, played for which school?

    • A.

      Boston College

    • B.

      Michigan State

    • C.

      Northern Iowa

    • D.

      Baylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston College
    Explanation
    B. J. Raji and Ron Brace, both selected in the first 40 picks of the 2009 NFL Draft, played for Boston College.

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  • 22. 

    Which player was the only 2009 NFL Draft pick out of Tulane?

    • A.

      Troy Kropog

    • B.

      Alex Mack

    • C.

      Patrick Ramsey

    • D.

      Larry English

    Correct Answer
    A. Troy Kropog
    Explanation
    Troy Kropog was the only player out of Tulane who was selected in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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  • 23. 

    Which player was the first from an ACC school to be taken in the 2009 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Matthew Stafford

    • B.

      Aaron Curry

    • C.

      Ziggy Hood

    • D.

      Robert Ayers

    Correct Answer
    B. Aaron Curry
    Explanation
    Aaron Curry was the first player from an ACC school to be taken in the 2009 NFL Draft. This means that he was the first player from any school in the ACC conference to be selected in that particular draft. The other players listed may have been drafted in the same year, but they were not the first from an ACC school to be chosen.

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  • 24. 

    The first school to have two wide receivers drafted in 2009 was which home to Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Oklahoma

    • C.

      Penn State

    • D.

      Boston College

    Correct Answer
    A. North Carolina
    Explanation
    In 2009, North Carolina was the first school to have two wide receivers, Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate, drafted. This means that both Nicks and Tate were selected by professional football teams from North Carolina's school.

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  • 25. 

    Keenan Lewis and Victor Butler were two of six players taken in the 2009 NFL Draft from what school?

    • A.

      Penn State

    • B.

      UTEP

    • C.

      Oregon State

    • D.

      Pittsburgh

    Correct Answer
    C. Oregon State
    Explanation
    Keenan Lewis and Victor Butler were two of the six players taken in the 2009 NFL Draft from Oregon State. This means that Oregon State had a strong presence in the draft that year, producing multiple talented players who were selected by NFL teams.

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  • 26. 

    Who was the first player to be taken from an SEC school in the 2009 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Tyson Jackson

    • B.

      Matthew Stafford

    • C.

      Vontae Davis

    • D.

      Eugene Monroe

    Correct Answer
    B. Matthew Stafford
    Explanation
    Matthew Stafford was the first player to be taken from an SEC school in the 2009 NFL Draft. This means that he was the first player from a school in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to be selected by an NFL team in that particular draft.

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  • 27. 

    Which defensive end was the first player taken from Penn State in 2009 when the Bills drafted him 11th overall?

    • A.

      Brian Orakpo

    • B.

      Cary Harris

    • C.

      Jeremy Maclin

    • D.

      Aaron Maybin

    Correct Answer
    D. Aaron Maybin
    Explanation
    Aaron Maybin was the first player taken from Penn State in 2009 when the Bills drafted him 11th overall.

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  • 28. 

    Which LSU player was the only one drafted in 2009 ahead of Quinn Johnson?

    • A.

      Alex Mack

    • B.

      Demetrius Byrd

    • C.

      Tyson Jackson

    • D.

      Michael Oher

    Correct Answer
    C. Tyson Jackson
    Explanation
    Tyson Jackson was the only LSU player drafted in 2009 ahead of Quinn Johnson. This means that out of all the LSU players eligible for the draft that year, Tyson Jackson was the first one selected before Quinn Johnson. The other players listed (Alex Mack, Demetrius Byrd, and Michael Oher) were not drafted ahead of Quinn Johnson in 2009.

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  • 29. 

    The only West Virginia draftee ahead of Ellis Lankster in 2009 was which quarterback?

    • A.

      Matthew Stafford

    • B.

      Josh Freeman

    • C.

      David Garrard

    • D.

      Pat White

    Correct Answer
    D. Pat White
    Explanation
    In 2009, Ellis Lankster was drafted by the West Virginia team. Among the listed quarterbacks, Pat White was the only one who was drafted ahead of him.

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  • 30. 

    Who was the only Florida player chosen in the first three rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Percy Harvin

    • B.

      Ziggy Hood

    • C.

      Eric Wood

    • D.

      Mark Sanchez

    Correct Answer
    A. Percy Harvin
    Explanation
    Percy Harvin was the only Florida player chosen in the first three rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft. This means that out of all the players from the University of Florida who were eligible for the draft that year, Harvin was the only one selected in the early rounds. The other players listed, Ziggy Hood, Eric Wood, and Mark Sanchez, were not chosen in the first three rounds.

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