1st college football game ever was New Jersey vs. Rutgers in 1869. The first American football game ever was played Nov. 6, 1869. Share. Rutgers and New Jersey (later known as Princeton) faced off...
The first football game was played on November 6, 1869, between Rutgers and Princeton (then known as the College of New Jersey). Rutgers beat Princeton by a score of 6 to 4 in the first of two games that year between the schools. The game was played at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn't until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, pioneered rules changes that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.
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The first ever official football match took place on 26 December 1860 / Getty Images/Getty Images Boxing Day will forever be a red letter day in the calendar of football fans around the world.
The Big Game between Stanford and California is the oldest college football rivalry in the West. The first game was played on San Francisco's Haight Street Grounds on March 19, 1892 with Stanford winning 14–10. The term "Big Game" was first used in 1900, when it was played on Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco.
On November 6, 1869, players from Princeton and Rutgers held the first intercollegiate football contest in New Brunswick, New Jersey, playing a soccer-style game with rules adapted from the London...
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