Question: When, and between who, was the first college football game played?
…Jeopardy music plays softly in the background as you look up at the ceiling and finally shrug to yourself…
Answer: The year was 1869, and it was between Rutgers and Princeton.
Rutgers I can almost see, but Princeton was surprising for some reason.
I suppose it makes sense that the older universities would be more likely.
Something like Harvard vs. Yale…
Blind guess though, I would have probably picked something like Penn State and Notre Dame.
Cliche, I know.
I just love learning something new.
The first official college game was played between Rutgers and Princeton in November 1869.
-Rich Cohen, Monsters