The landscape of college football is about to change yet again, and the playoff era will be met with cautious skepticism. Every era has had its dark and light sides, and people are naturally going to be nervous about change.
The game has evolved exponentially over the past 150 years, and there is usually a game (or series of games) that finally causes the move. Some of the improvements have been equivalent to mere changes in the wind, but others have been tectonic shifts that have rocked the sport at its foundation.
Here are 25 games that changed the landscape of college football, presented in chronological order.
*In the event a photo from the actual year could not be found, a current photo of both teams was used, if possible. This was to avoid misleading black-and-white photos not associated with the featured teams.