Special Sub-Topic: American Football
|What was the combined score of the game between Georgia Tech and Cumberland College played on Oct 7, 1916?|
222. On Oct 7, 1916, John Heisman's Georgia Tech team scored all 222 points in a win over Cumberland College. Popular mythology says the game was scheduled to avenge a 22-0 loss by the Tech baseball team.
|How many coaching jobs did John Heisman have in his career?
8. He held coaching jobs eight times, starting with Oberlin College in 1892. His resume included Auburn and Clemson, where he was instrumental in naming both teams as Tigers.
|John Heisman never coached a Heisman trophy winner, but how many winners of his namesake award have come from schools where he coached?|
3. Both Earl Campbell (1977) and Ricky Williams (1988) were awarded Heismans at Texas. Bo Jackson (1985) won the award at Auburn. Vince Young (2005), also from Texas was runner-up to Reggie Bush.
|Who won the first BCS Championship?|
University of Tennessee. Tennessee waited until heralded quarterback Peyton Manning had left to post their perfect season. Tee Martin was the winning quarterback as the Vols defeated Florida State 22-16 in 1998s Fiesta Bowl.
|Where would you find a team sometimes called the "Golden Domers"?|
Notre Dame. The Golden Dome and its statue of the Virgin Mary along with the Sacred Heart Basilica, showcase the Notre Dame skyline.
|Which of the following played 26 seasons of professional football?|
George Blanda. Blanda played from 1949-1975. George holds the distinction and is unusual in that he also played as a position player (quarterback) in addition to his kicking duties. Longevity is more common for punters and placekickers.
|The University of Michigan played the University of Connecticut in a football game on September 4, 2010. What was the record-setting attendance of this game?|
113,090. Verified attendance at that game was regarded as the most fans to watch a game. It is generally accepted however, that over 123,000 attended a 1927 game with USC vs Notre Dame at Soldier Field, but that could never be verified.
|On November 23, 1966, a Don Meredith long touchdown pass to Bob Hayes covered how many yards in the air by itself?
83 yards. Don Meredith hit Bob Hayes with a pass that covered 83 yards in the air, then Hayes legged the additional 12 yards for a touchdown. A number of players have been credited with 99 yard touchdowns which includes the catch and run.
|The University of Arkansas-Monticello has what unusual mascot?|
Boll Weevil. The Boll Weevils makes sense for a region rich in cotton history. The other listed names are also real mascots, but none of those schools have a football program. Banana Slugs are at Santa Clara, Fighting Pickles at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Trolls at Trinity Christian College.
|On October 11, 2010, Minnesota Viking quarterback Brett Favre became a member of the 70,000-yard passing club. He joined the club and found which of the following members already there?|
Favre was the first member of the club. Brett is the founding member of that club. He and Dan Marino are members of the 60,000-yard club, with Marino having passed for over 61,000 yards.
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