by Travis Normand
November. 6, 2016
Happy 147th Birthday College Football!
It was 147 years ago today (November 6, 1869) that the Rutgers College Queensmen defeated the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) 6-4 in what is considered by many as the first American football game (college or otherwise).
If you start by counting the 1869 season as the first college football season, then 2016 is the 148th season. In 2018, college football will be 149 years old and it will be the 150th season; while 2019 will see college football turn 150 years old.