The 50 Most Historically Significant Games in College Football

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The 50 Most Historically Significant Games in College Football
Cal vs Stanford 1982 "The Play"

There are many things that can make a  college football game historically significant. I’m sure when you consider it, several games pop into your mind. 

1982s Cal versus Stanford “The Play” surely comes to mind as does the 1984 Boston College – Miami game when Doug Flutie threw the last second Hail Mary pass to win the game. 

But what about the very first college football game ever played? Surely, that can be considered historically significant in the annals of college football history. 

This collection of 50 games spans a number of categories. There are improbable wins like “The Game” and Flutie’s Hail Mary pass.

There are firsts—like the first homecoming game and the first televised game. And there are games that are memorable for other reasonslike 2005’s USC at Notre Dame game, made famous for the “Bush Push” or the single game attendance record of 113,090 set at the UConn versus Michigan game in Ann Arbor in 2010.

So, let’s take a look at the 50 Most Historically Significant College Football Games.

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