Wednesday, November 6, 2013
First Collegiate Football Game
On Nov. 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game in history took place.
The game was played between Rutgers and Princeton, with Rutgers winning the game 6-4. The game at the time resembled rugby more than it did modern football.
The game is immortalized with a statue honoring it on the Rutgers campus.
Since the first college football game was played football has become a regular part of the collegiate landscape at most big colleges.
Over the past decade or two, college football has reached new highs with television networks wanting to air games.
The NCAA and colleges across the nation are signed up for ‘Bowl Games’ left and right if a team even reaches .500 on the season.
The game has come along way from the 6-4 win as Rutgers beat Princeton in 1869, games are now usually in the mid 20’s and resemble pro football more so than rugby.