210 College Football Trivia Questions and Answers

Perhaps you have just joined college, or you already completed your studies. How can you best describe life in college?

For some, it is intimidating, especially for newbies. Others think it is the most adventurous experience, especially during sports day or while out clubbing. Others describe it as challenging in terms of academics. Others term it as extremely busy; schoolwork, socializing, extracurricular activities, and everything in between.

One thing that is certain is that college experiences are different for all of us.

College Football Trivia Questions and Answers

Now, let’s talk college football. Were you an active college football player or did you lean more towards cheering your favourite team on, and you know, commenting on how good or bad they played the game?

How much do you know about college football? From its history, famous players and the tricks they used, the largest stadiums among other interesting facts? If you think of yourself as an expert, why not take up our trivia questions and see how much you can score?

You can do it solo or gather your friends and family and see who’s the coach.

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1.  Frank Sinkwich was one tough back. In fact, he was the first halfback from the SEC to ever win the Heisman Trophy (1942). From which great SEC program did Sinkwich find great success?

University of Georgia

 

2. Who were not eligible for the NFL draft until 1990?

College Juniors

 

3. Who was described as the first-ever college football game?

Rutgers and Princeton

 

4. The 1980 Holiday Bowl between Southern Methodist University and Brigham Young University has been dubbed “The Miracle Bowl” based on the tremendous come-from-behind victory capped by Jim McMahon’s Hail Mary touchdown pass. Who was on the receiving end of this legendary play?

Clay Brown

 

5. Who holds the record for the longest winning streak in college football?

The Oklahoma Sooners

 

6. In which year, was the first-ever college football game?

 

7. Which school is termed as the Mecca of college football in South Bend?

Notre Dame

 

8. What was college football’s largest victory margin?

222-0

 

9. In 2004, which player finished 2nd place in the Heisman voting, the highest finish ever for a freshman?

Adrian Peterson

 

10. Which year did college football surpass Baseball as “America’s pastime”?

1965

 

11. The Oklahoma Sooners emerged victorious 47 games in a row from which year to which year?

1953 to 1957

 

12. What former Michigan WR and Kick/Punt returner became famous before winning the Heisman?

Desmond Howard

 

13. Which year was the first Orange bowl played?

1935

 

14. Most overtimes played in a college football game are?

Seven

 

15. Who won a Heisman Trophy playing for the University of Pittsburgh?

Tony Dorsett

 

16. In which era did college bowl games include the Raisin Bowl, Salad Bowl, and Oil Bowl?

In 1940’s

 

17. How many games were tied in the most overtimes played in college football?

Two games

 

18. Tommie Fraizer won a national championship with what college?

Nebraska

 

19. Who compared the difficulties of reaching space in a rocket to the Rice Owls’ chances of defeating the Texas Longhorns?

President John F. Kennedy

 

20. Who holds the record for the highest number of passes in a college football game?

Drew Brees

 

21. The winningest program in college football history in Ann Arbor is who?

Michigan

 

22. Which team has the highest total of wins in the FBS?

Michigan

 

23. The longest field goal kicked in an NCAA game was about how many yards?

65 yards

 

24. In 2003 and 2004, which school, according to most recruiting sources, pulled in the #1 rated recruiting class in the country?

USC

 

25. In 1876, the number of college football players was reduced to how much?

15

 

26. Who became the shortest person to play in an NCAA game?

Player Jayson Carter

 

27. What is the name of the award given out each season to the nation’s top college quarterback?

Davey O’Brien Award

 

28. Who is the last non-quarterback to win NFL MVP?

Adrian Peterson

 

29. In the 2014 season, which state set a new record for the highest number of points scored in a season, 723?

Florida State

 

30. Before Carson Palmer in 2002, who was the last Pac-10 player to win the Heisman?

Marcus Allen

31. What was the former name of the NFL?

American Professional Football Association

 

32. In 2012, which school had won more college football championships than any other school?

University of Alabama

 

33. How many times did the University of Dayton played in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in the 1980s and 1990s?

5

 

34. Who has the most wins as the head coach of the NFL?

Don Shula

 

35. Since which year, has every NFL team played in a Conference Championship game?

1988

 

36. In 1980, who became the first football player to win a college championship?

Marcus Allen

 

37. Which bowl game is played in Tampa, Florida (as of 2001)?

Outback Bowl

 

38. Name the first team who won the regular NFL season by 16-0?

The New England Patriots

 

39. College football cheerleading began in?

1880s

 

40. The University of Houston had a star Heisman Trophy winner, what was his name?

Andre Ware

 

41. First female cheerleaders were at the University of?

Minnesota

 

42. Which player from Alabama won the Heisman Trophy in 2009?

Mark Ingram

 

43. The NCAA started officially tracking college football statistics in?

1937

 

44. The oldest program in the Sunshine State is which school?

Florida

 

45. Who became the first college football bowl game in 1902?

The Rose Bowl

 

46. In 2004, which High School snapped De La Salle’s record 13-year winning streak?

Bellevue(Washington)

 

47. Which game is referred to as the granddaddy of all bowls?

The Rose Bowl

 

48. Which two schools played in the first-ever college football game in 1869?

Princeton and Rutgers

 

49. First Rose Bowl was played between?

Michigan and Standford

50. What NFL QB is a cousin of Falcons QB Michael Vick?

Aaron Brooks

 

51. Which is the largest stadium in college football?

Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor

 

52. Which school won the D-III National Championship in 2001 – making it their 6th championship?

Mount Union

 

53. This largest stadium has a seating capacity of about?

109,901

 

54. Prior to its expansion in 2012, how many teams played in the Southeastern Conference?

12

 

55. Which is recognized by the NCAA as the oldest college football stadium?

The University of Pennsylvania & Franklin Field

 

56. Tee Martin also won the national title under what college?

Tennessee

 

57. Which stadium is positioned at the highest elevation?

University of Wyoming: War memorial stadium

 

58. Home of 114 victories in the 1990s was in which school in Huntington?

Marshall

 

59. Who is the highest-paid coach in college football?

Nick Saban

 

60. In 2003, which running back broke Emmitt Smith’s high school record for most consecutive games with 100 or more yards rushing in a career?

Demetris Summers

61. Nick Saban belongs to which University?

University of Alabama

 

62. What is the nickname for the Oberlin College football team?

Yeomen

 

63. Annual salary of Nick Saban was?

7.5 million annual

 

64. Which Pac-10 team is known as the Wildcats?

Arizona

 

65. Highest-priced college football tickets in 2015 cost over?

$575

 

66. This great halfback was the Heisman Trophy recipient in 1959, giving Louisiana State University its first Heisman winner. Who was this man?

Billy Cannon

 

67. Who had only won one NFL rushing title in his career?

Walter Payton

 

68. What is ballown?

A game played by Princeton University Students

 

69. Which school had the longest-tenured coach in Division 1-A at University Park?

Penn State

 

70. Name the franchise which played in St Louis, Los Angeles, and Cleveland?

Rams

 

71. Who is Park H. Davis?

An American football historian

 

72. In 2003, which QB set the high school mark for most passing yards in a career?

Ben Mauk

 

73. How many Heisman Trophy winners have gone on to be MVP of the Super Bowl?

4

 

74. What is the Boston game?

Playing a rougher version of football

 

75. What award is presented to the nation’s best interior offensive lineman?

Outland Trophy

 

76. How many touchdowns Aaron Rodgers has thrown since his last interception at Lam beau field?

48

 

77. Who is the father of American football?

Walter Camp

 

78. Rams QB Kurt Warner went to which college?

Northern Iowa

 

79. During which time period did the NFL merge with AFL?

1966-1970

 

80. An intercollegiate game was first played in the state of?

New York

 

81. In normal situations, which 2 conferences are represented in the Florida Citrus Bowl?

SEC and Big 10

 

82. Which NFL team had had the longest postseason victory drought in NFL history?

Arizona Cardinals

 

83. On November 22, 1890, college football was first played in the state of?

Kansas

 

84. What D-I Ohio football team plays in Doyt L. Perry Stadium?

Bowling Green

 

85. In what year was the 31st regular season of NFL  played?

1950

 

86. PIFA stands for?

Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Football Association

 

87. In what city is the Georgia-Florida football game annually played?

Jacksonville

 

88. Who was voted as the NFL commissioner on the 23rd ballot?

Pete Rozelle

 

89. First night time football game was played in Mansfield, Pennsylvania on?

 

90. Bryan Bosworth played for what college team?

Oklahoma

91. Which was the home of the very first college football game in New Brunswick?

Rutgers

 

92. Who was the oldest Hall of Fame Inductee?

Ed Sabol

 

93. The first Orange Bowl was played in?

1935

 

94. In the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State won the National Championship over Miami with the help of what controversial call?

Pass Interference

 

95. In the modern NFL, how many days in a week are the games are played?

Everyday

 

96. The first Orange Bowl was played in between?

University of Miami and Manhattan College

 

97. What four Division IA schools do not have university in their official titles?

Georgia Tech, Air Force, Navy, Army

 

98. Which NFL team took 32 years to win their first playoff game?

New Orleans Saints

 

99. Why did Manhattan College team take a three-day boat ride to Miami?

Just to save the money

 

100. What state produced more D-I scholarship football players in the 1990s?

Texas

101. How many teams are in NFL?

32

 

102. Who is the only member of the College Football Hall of Fame to receive an Academy Award?

Irvine Cotton Warburton

 

103. What college did Joe Montana attend?

Notre Dame

 

104. What is the official name of the stadium which is the home ground of Minnesota Vikings?

Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

 

105. What is Alfac?

High-powered football-themed marketing campaign

 

106. Ty Detmer Played for BYU, what college did his brother Koy play for?

Colorado

 

107. Name the present commissioner of NFL.

Roger Goodell

 

108. Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at?

United States

 

109. In 2001, which NFL player caught a TD pass, threw a TD pass, and ran for a TD in the same game?

David Patten

 

110. How much did CBS pay for the first exclusive rights of broadcasting NFL games in 1962?

$4.65 million

 

111. What does Aflac do?

Attracts potential policyholders

 

112. The Ray Guy Award goes to the nation’s top college player at what position?

punter

 

113. Where was the coldest super bowl played?

Tulane Stadium, New Orleans

 

114. Who is the president of Aflac U.S?

Teresa White

 

115. Former New England Patriots WR Terry Glenn attended which college?

Ohio State

 

116. What is the former name of Indianapolis Colts?

Baltimore Colts

 

117. Aflac initiated a new marketing campaign called?

Aflac Isn’t

 

118. How many NAIA football teams are there in Ohio?

4

 

119. In which stadium did the Baltimore Ravens plays its home games?

M&T Bank Stadium

 

120. In which year was Aflac Isn’t iniated?

2019

121. How many points are awarded when a player returns a blocked extra point across the goal line?

2

 

122. Which nickname was given to New Orleand Saints in the NFL of 1980?

The Ain’ts

 

123. What is the aim to initiate Aflac Isn’t?

help consumers better understanding about Aflac & its products and services

 

124. Charlie Ward played and won a national championship plus a Heisman for what college?

Florida State

 

125. Which team was named on the same day of naming NFL?

Chicago Bears

 

126. For 13 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as?

One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

 

127. A staple of Thursday night games in Blacksburg is associated with which school?

Virginia Tech

 

128. What was the former name of Chicago bears?

Chicago Staleys

 

129. Which magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year, in 2018?

Fortune magazine

 

130. In which year were freshman football players finally allowed to play at the varsity level?

1973

 

131. In which year’s NFL season; there were highest recorded penalties in the first three weeks?

2015

 

132. In 2019, Fortune included Aflac on its list of World’s Most?

Admired Companies for the 18th time

 

133. This school won the National Championship in 1984. They had their long-time coach retire in 2000. One of their players won the Heisman Trophy in 1990. Which school is it?

Brigham Young University

 

134. Who still holds the record for single-season punting average at 51.4?

Baugh

 

135. What is a mascot?

Any object, animal or person which is used to bring luck

 

136. What Pac-10 team shared the National Championship 1991?

Washington

 

137. Name the two only non-kickers to play in more than 300 games?

Jerry Rice and Brett Favre

 

138. In the world of sports, mascot are used for?

Merchandising

 

139. Which 2 conferences were represented in the 2002 Cotton Bowl?

Big 12 and SEC

 

140. Which state has produced more pro football Hall of Famers than any other state?

Pennsylvania

 

141. Team mascots are used for their respective team to give them?

Nicknames

 

142. How many D-III football teams are there in Ohio?

21

 

143. Which name were the  Redskins originally known for?

The Braves

 

144. The Aletic teams of the University of Alabama are nicknamed?

The Crimson Tide

 

145. What yard line do teams begin possession on in NCAA Overtime?

25

 

146. In which city did the St. Louis Rams’ franchise start in?

Cleveland

 

147. Sports mascot are often used as?

marketing tools

 

148. Tony Rice lead which team to a national championship?

Notre Dame

 

149. Name the team known as Dolphins?

Miami

150. Which country’s sports have official mascots?

United States

 

151. Which school is best known for basketball in Bloomington?

Indiana

 

152. Name the defensive player with highest total?

Darell Green

 

153. One of the earliest mascot was a taxidermy mount for the?

Chicago Cubs

 

154. Which high school produced two 2004 Heisman finalists?

Helix High (San Diego, California)

 

155. Which team was not an original NFL team that moved over to the AFC?

Raiders

 

156. The first mascots used in the Summer Olympic Games was?

Sam

 

157. What is the name of the award annually given to the nation’s best receiver in college football?

Fred Biletnikoff Award

 

158. In 1985, which team lost the match against Miami Dolphins?

Chicago Bears

 

159. Most common mascot for college football was?

Bull dog and eagle

 

160. What two Pac-10 teams played in the Orange Bowl in 1985 and 2003?

Washington and USC

161. In 1968, which team became a part of the NFL?

Cincinnati Bengals

 

162. Auburn University actually has two mascots, namely?

A tiger and the war eagle

 

163. Who won the super bowl in 2014?

Seattle Seahawks

 

164. Who holds the record for the most bowl appearances (31)?

Michigan

 

165. How many different SEC Eastern division teams were represented at the SEC championship game in the first ten years of its existence?

2

 

166. Who is the only left-handed quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Steve Young

 

167. First college football game was broadcast on television in?

1939

 

168. In what Ohio city does the Kenyon College football team play?

Gambier

 

169. Before 1975, what was the offensive holding?

15-yard penalty

 

170. Mascot for the University of California Santa Cruz is?

The Banana Slug

 

171. Who caught Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary pass to beat Miami in 1984?

Gerard Phelan

 

172. Which year did the wildest battle game of the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears occurr?

1979

 

173. The forward pass first appeared in college football in?

1906

 

174. Steve Walsh played for Miami and got drafted by what pro team?

Dallas Cowboys

 

175. Which team won the NFC East Championship in 1985 but did not win again until 1992?

Dallas Cowboys

 

176. What is forward pass?

An attempt to increase scoring and reduce injuries

 

177. Who is credited with inventing college football?

Walter Camp

 

178. Which only NFL franchise has scored three touchdowns in less than one minute?

The New England Patriots

 

179. Which orange and white team colors of the Tennessee Volunteers were chosen in 1891?

To represent the daisies which grow on the campus

 

180. In 1989, Deion Sanders recorded the fastest official time in the 40 at the NFL Combine. What was his 40 time?

4.29

 

181. How many teams played in the inaugural season of NFL in 1922?

18

 

182. Field goals in college football were originally worth?

Five points

 

183. Where was Steve Spurrier head coach before taking over at Florida?

Duke

 

184. The number of players fielded by each college team was reduced to how many numbers?

20

 

185. In Tennessee there was Todd Helton then there was Payton Manning, but before them there was who?

Heath Shuler

 

186. In which year, was the number of players fielded by each college team reduced to 15?

1876

 

187. What college football team plays its home games at Jordan-Hare Stadium?

Auburn

 

188. How many players are in football team?

11

 

189. Where did Walter Payton play college football?

Jackson State

 

190.  What is the oldest rivalry played at a neutral site?

Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas

 

191. In what city is the University of Texas located?

Austin

 

192. Which was still a U.S. Territory when the Red River Shootout started in 1900?

Oklahoma

 

193. How many Division 1-a college football teams are there in Texas?

10

 

194. How many yards long and wide were the college football fields?

Originally 120 yards long and 100 yards wide

 

195.  Which college rivals play in the Egg Bowl?

Mississippi – Mississippi State

 

196. Who coached Alabama to its most recent National Championship (as of 2001)?

Gene Stallings

 

197. What is the largest number of people who gathered for a game of football in Texas?

89,442

 

198. Which was the first ACC team to hand Florida State a conference loss?

Virginia

 

199. Touchdowns in college football were originally counted as?

Three points

200. From which game was the college football developed from?

From the game of rugby

 

201. Who has the most players in the College Football Hall of Fame?

Notre Dame

 

202. What is the aim of white stripes on a college football?

Help the receiver see the ball better

 

203. What is the purpose of the jersey worn by Red Grange?

Help the receiver see the ball better

 

204. The first American college team to play on foreign soil were the?

LSU Tigers

 

205. Who became the first college team to utilize the forward pass?

The North Carolina Tar Heels

 

206. Which trophy is awarded every year to college football’s top player?

Heisman trophy

 

207. First award went to Chicago half back Jay Berwanger in the year of?

1935

 

208. Who is the only player to win two Heisman awards?

Ohio State’s Archie Griffin

 

209. The College Football Hall of Fame was established in the year?

1955

 

210. Joe Miner, was the mascot for?

Missouri S&T

 

 

 

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