Nearly 100 spectators gathered around a field in New Brunswick, N.J., on Nov. 6, 1869 to witness a game unlike anything seen before. The competition between Rutgers and Princeton was "replete with surprise, strategy, prodigies of determination and physical prowess," to use the words of one player. On that day 143 years ago, the Scarlet Knights defeated Princeton, 6-4, but more importantly, the players left a lasting legacy that would evolve into the great spectacle of intercollegiate football. To honor the birth of an American institution, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic created a holiday held annually on the first Saturday of November. Join us in celebrating the sixth annual NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY. Wear your lapel pin on Saturday, Nov. 3, and pay tribute to this significant event in our country's history.
For more information, visit the National College Football Day website.