Game History 1979-1989

Listed below is the chronological college football game history 1979-1989 of every game we attended during the first decade ( ok, 11 years) of our great, unique, fun adventure. What games did you attend?

Day 1 of our adventure. Rhode Island didn't chop up the Delaware Blue Hens that day. UD defeated the Rams handily and started on their way to the D2 National Championship in 1979.

Day 1 of our adventure. Rhode Island didn’t chop up the Delaware Blue Hens that day. UD defeated the Rams handily and started on their way to the D2 National Championship in 1979.

 No.    Date                        Result                                                   Site / State

001 09/08/79  Delaware(1) 49 Rhode Island 14                Kingston, RI 
002 09/15/79  Syracuse 24 West Virginia 14                       Meadowlands NJ
003 09/22/79 Cornell 52 Penn 13                                        Philadelphia, PA(FF)
004 09/29/79 Rutgers 38 Princeton 14                                Princeton, NJ
005 10/20/79 Penn State(20) 35 Syracuse 7                      Meadowlands NJ
006 11/10/79 Rutgers 20 Army  0                                        Meadowlands NJ
007 12/01/79 Alabama(1) 25 Auburn(16) 18                    Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
008 09/06/80 Penn State(8) 54 Colgate 10                       State College, PA
009 09/13/80 Army 28 Holy Cross 7                                    West Point, NY
010 09/20/80 CW Post 28 Juniata 10                                 Greenvale, LI NY
011 09/20/80 Montclair St 16 East Stroudsburg 10           Montclair, NJ
012 09/27/80 Yale 20 Connecticut10                                New Haven, CT 
013 10/04/80 Lehigh(4) 27 Delaware(6) 21                      Bethlehem, PA
014 10/11/80 Alabama(6) 17 Rutgers 13                         Meadowlands NJ
015 10/18/80 Boston U.(9)^ 24 Rhode Island 13              Kingston,  RI
016 10/24/80 West Chester 19  Kutztown  0                     West Chester PA
017 11/01/80 Notre Dame(9) 33 Navy 0                          Meadowlands NJ
018 11/08/80 Penn State(8) 21 NC State 13                    State College, PA
019 11/15/80 Maryland 34 Clemson 7                             College Park, MD
020 11/29/80 Alabama(6) 34 Auburn 18                         Birmingham,  AL

 

We watched the defending national champs under Bear Bryant defeat Auburn for the second consecutive year in The Iron Bowl.

We watched the defending national champs under Bear Bryant defeat Auburn for the second consecutive year in The Iron Bowl.


021 12/13/80 Houston 35 Navy 0                       Meadowlands NJ (Garden State Bowl)
022 09/05/81 Temple 42 Wm & Mary 0                         Philadelphia, PA (FF)
023 09/12/81 Notre Dame 27 LSU 9                               South Bend, IN
024 09/18/81 Rutgers 3 Virginia 0                                   Meadowlands NJ
025 09/26/81 Delaware(7) 61 Princeton 8                     Princeton, NJ
026 10/03/81 Yale 23 Navy 19                                        New Haven, CT
027 10/09/81 Juniata 47 FDU-Madison 7                       Madison, NJ
028 10/10/81 Lehigh 21 Connecticut 17                       Bethlehem, PA
029 10/24/81 Pittsburgh(4) 23 Syracuse 10                   Pittsburgh, PA

 

Even though she's from Pitt, it's the prettiest game cover we have. Pitt with Dan Marino beat Syracuse with Joe Morris at old Pitt Stadium.

Even though she’s from Pitt, it’s the prettiest game cover we have. Pitt with Dan Marino beat Syracuse with Joe Morris at old Pitt Stadium.


030 11/07/81 Pittsburgh(4) 47 Rutgers 8                        Meadowlands NJ
031 11/14/81 Wake Forest 34 Richmond 22                 Richmond, VA
032 11/21/81 Pittsburgh(4) 35 Temple 0                       Philadelphia, PA (Vet)
033 12/14/81 Tennessee 28 Wisconsin 21          Meadowlands NJ (Garden State Bowl)
034 09/03/82 Syracuse 31 Rutgers 8                              Meadowlands NJ
035 09/11/82 Navy 20 Virginia 16                                   Annapolis, MD
036 09/18/82 Widener 10 Juniata 0                               Chester, PA
037 10/02/82 Princeton 28 Brown 23                             Princeton, NJ
038 10/09/82 Rutgers 24 Army 3                                     Meadowlands NJ
039 10/23/82 Rutgers 34 Colgate(9) 17                         New Brunswick, NJ
040 10/30/82 Notre Dame 27 Navy 10                          Meadowlands NJ
041 11/13/82 Connecticut 26 Rhode Island 21            Storrs, CT
042 11/20/82 St Lawrence 43 Wagner 34                     Staten Island, NY
043 11/26/82 Penn St(1) 19 Pittsburgh(10) 10               State College, PA
044 08/29/83 Nebraska(2) 44 Penn State 6                  Meadowlands NJ
045 09/02/83 Temple 17 Syracuse 6                              Philadelphia, PA (FF)
046 09/10/83 Lafayette 20 East Stroudsburg 10           Easton, PA
047 09/10/83 Montclair St 20 Wagner 20                      Montclair, NJ
048 09/17/83 Iowa(14) 42 Penn State 34                      State College, PA
049 10/01/83 Penn State 36 Rutgers 25                        Meadowlands NJ
050 10/15/83 Notre Dame 42 Army 0                           Meadowlands NJ
051 08/27/84 Miami (F)(18) 20 Auburn(14) 18              Meadowlands NJ
052 09/08/84 Montclair St  24  Wagner  6                     Staten Island, NY
053 09/15/84 Penn State 20 Iowa 17                             Iowa City, IA
054 09/22/84 Temple 13 Pitt 12                                      Philadelphia, PA (Vet)
055 09/29/84 Texas 28 Penn State 3                              Meadowlands NJ
056 10/06/84 Penn State 25 Maryland(12) 24              State College, PA
057 10/13/84 Rutgers 14 Army 7                                     Meadowlands NJ
058 10/20/84 Navy 41 Princeton 3                                  Annapolis, MD
059 11/03/84 Notre Dame 18 Navy 17                           Meadowlands NJ
060 11/10/84 Rutgers 23 West Virginia 19                      Meadowlands NJ
061 11/24/84 Pittsburgh 31 Penn State 11                     State College, PA

 

Cover artist Bill Garner is one of our favorites as he's done many unique covers for the Naval Academy. UNC fans laughed a this cover saying, "Hey, that's no fair. That's a Hayseed!" Read about the first time we watched UNC play in our book, "Tales from the Tailgate".

Cover artist Bill Garner is one of our favorites as he’s done many unique covers for the Naval Academy. UNC fans laughed at this cover saying, “Hey, that’s no fair. That’s a Hayseed!” Read about the first time we watched UNC play in our book, “Tales from the Tailgate”.


062 08/29/85 BYU(16) 28 Boston College 14                 Meadowlands NJ
063 09/07/85 North Carolina 21 Navy 19                      Annapolis, MD
064 09/14/85 Penn State(3) 27 Temple 25                    State College, PA
065 09/21/85 Moravian 16 Juniata 7                             Allentown, PA
066 09/28/85 Penn State(3) 17 Rutgers 10                    Meadowlands NJ
067 10/05/85 Boston College 20 Rutgers 10                 Meadowlands NJ
068 10/12/85 Penn State(3) 19 Alabama(13) 17          State College, PA
069 10/26/85 Penn State(3) 27 West Virginia 0             State College, PA
070 11/02/85 Florida(5) 14 Auburn 10                            Auburn, AL
071 11/09/85 Wm & Mary(16) 38 Princeton 28             Princeton, NJ
072 11/16/85 Penn State(3) 36 Notre Dame 6              State College, PA
073 11/23/85 Yale 17 Harvard 6                                     New Haven, CT
074 11/30/85 Rhode Island(7) 38 Akron(10) 28             Kingston, RI
075 08/27/86 Alabama(9) 16 Ohio St(7) 10                   Meadowlands NJ

 

We attended 21 of 22 Kickoff Classics. Bame won this after time expired and overtimes didn't exist. Read about it in Tales from the Tailgate.

We attended 21 of 22 Kickoff Classics. Bama won this after time expired and overtimes didn’t exist. Read about it in Tales from the Tailgate.


076 09/06/86 Penn State(1) 45 Temple 15                     State College, PA
078 09/27/86 Montclair 31(8)  Kean  26                          Union, NJ
079 10/04/86 Massachusetts 31 Rhode Island 17          Kingston, RI
080 10/11/86 Penn State(1) 42 Syracuse 3                     State College, PA
081 10/18/86 Florida 15 Rutgers 3                                   Meadowlands NJ
082 10/25/86 Rutgers 35 Army 7                                      Meadowlands NJ
083 11/01/86 Penn(7) 23 Princeton 10                           Princeton, NJ
084 11/15/86 Juniata 35 Upsala^ 15                              East Orange NJ
085 11/22/86 Penn State(1) 34 Pittsburgh 14                 State College, PA
086 08/30/87 Tennessee(14) 23 Iowa 22                        Meadowlands NJ
087 09/12/87 Alabama 24 Penn State 13                      State College, PA
088 09/19/87 Penn St 41 Cincinnati 0                             State College, PA
089 09/26/87 Holy Cross  63 Lehigh 6                              Bethlehem, PA
090 09/26/87 Rutgers 19 Kentucky 18                             Meadowlands NJ
091 10/03/87 Wake Forest 17 Army 13                            West Point, NY
092 10/03/87 Rutgers 7 Duke 0                                        Meadowlands NJ
093 10/10/87 Princeton 38 Columbia 0                          Princeton, NJ
094 10/31/87 Penn State 25 West Virginia 21                 State College, PA
095 11/07/87 Pittsburgh 17 Rutgers 10                            Meadowlands NJ
096 11/21/87 Penn State 21 Notre Dame(17) 20          State College, PA
097 08/27/88 Nebraska(10) 23 Texas A&M 14               Meadowlands NJ
098 09/10/88 Navy 30 Delaware 0                                 Annapolis, MD
099 10/01/88 Penn State 45 Temple 9                            State College, PA
100 10/08/88 Army 34 Rutgers 24                                    Meadowlands NJ
101 10/15/88 Syracuse(13) 24 Penn State 10                 State College, PA
102 10/29/88 Notre Dame(1) 22 Navy 7                         Baltimore, MD (Mem.)
103 11/05/88 Penn State 17 Maryland 10                       State College, PA
104 11/12/88 Pittsburgh 14 Penn State 7                         State College, PA
105 08/31/89 Notre Dame(2) 36 Virginia(18) 13             Meadowlands NJ
106 09/09/89 BYU(22) 31 Navy 10                                    Annapolis, MD
107 09/16/89 Penn State(15) 42 Temple 3                      Philadelphia, PA (Vet.)
108 10/07/89 Penn State(15) 17 Rutgers 0                      Meadowlands NJ
109 11/04/89 Alabama(9) 17 Penn State(15) 16            State College, PA
110 11/18/89 Notre Dame(2) 34 Penn State(15) 23       State College, PA

Key for Game History below:

Italics indicate the first time this team was seen by CFF

Red letters indicate 50 game milestones

(#) indicates team’s final ranking that year

Bold letters in school colors with a (1) indicates Division’s National Champs

Blue letters indicate a playoff game

Green letters indicate Bowl Game

^ indicates a discontinued program


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