It seems that everyone is caught up in the excitement of college football and that is good, but I just wondered how many of today’s fans know much about the history of the college game. To find out, I’ve put together a little quiz to check out your knowledge of college football. Good Luck!
1. Which of the following schools was once a member of the Southeastern
A. Tulane C. Miami
B. Southern Mississippi D. Clemson
2. Which of the following was NOT a great running back at Southern Cal?
A. Marcus Allen C. Eric Dickerson
B. Mike Garrett D. Anthony Davis
3. Which of the following Heisman Trophy winners did NOT play at a
Georgia high school?
A. George Rogers C. Charlie Ward
B. Cam Newton D. Danny Wuerffel
4. What was Texas All-America running back Earl Campbell’s nickname?
A. The Manster C. The Tyler Rose
B. The Artful Dodger D. The Austin Comet
5. Which of the following was NOT a member of Notre Dame’s historic 1924
Four Horsemen? A. Elmer Layden C. Bronco Nagurski
B. Jim Crowley D. Harry Stuhldreher
6. How many consecutive games did Coach Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma Sooners win from 1953-1957?
A. 40 games C. 45 games
B. 43 games D. 47 games
7. Who was the offensive coordinator at Texas in 1968 who is given credit for
developing the Wishbone Offense?
A. Homer Smith C. Jackie Sherrill
B. Emory Bellard D. Spike Dykes
8. What is the annual game between Oregon and Oregon State is known as?
A. The Civil War C. The Border Showdown
B. Bedlam D. The Backyard Brawl
9. What school has recorded the most wins, 915, in major college football history?
A. Texas C. Michigan
B. Notre Dame D. Alabama
10. Which of the following was never a head football coach in the SEC?
A. Paul Dietzel C. Johnny Vaught
B. Bobby Dodd D. Howard Schnellenberger
11. Who is the only college player to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award,
O’Brien Trophy, and be the first overall choice in the NFL draft in the same
A. Vinny Testaverde C. Paul Hornung
B. Jim Plunkett D. Matt Leinart
12. Which of the following has never been the head football coach at Notre Dame?
A. Dan Devine C. Terry Brennen
B. Duffy Daugherty D. Charlie Weis
13. What college plays their games at Camp-Randall Stadium?
A. Iowa C. Wisconsin
B. Virginia D. Arkansas
14. Which of the following schools does not have the Wildcat as their
A. Pittsburgh C. Arizona
B. Northwestern D. Kansas State
15. What college coach won the most bowl games in his career, 24?
A. Bear Bryant C. Woody Hayes
B. Tom Osborne D. Joe Paterno
Well, that’s it for this time. Hope you answered them all correctly. The correct answers are below.
(1) A; (2) C; (3) D; (4) C; (5) C; (6) D; (7) B; (8) A; (9) C; (10) D; (11) A;
(12) B; (13) C; (14) A; (15) D.
Jim Fowler is a sports columnist and retired teacher and coach who worked in the local school system for many years. He is a founding board member of the Thomaston-Upson Sports Hall of Fame and is also the statistician for the Upson Lee football team, and has written a book about the history of football at R. E. Lee High School.