College football superfan challenge: A 'Top 25' exam

If you are a fan of the college game and keep track of the national scene and not just one team, then here’s your opportunity to shine. Test yourself on a wide range of topics, from rules and records to the sport’s rich traditions.

At which college does the student body stand throughout the game while symbolically serving as their team’s “12th man”?

Florida State

 

Texas A&M

 

Oklahoma

 

Arizona State

 

The Outland Trophy is awarded to which one of the following?

Nation's best lineman

 

National championship team

 

Player who exhibits outstanding sportsmanship

 

Nation's stingiest defense

 

Which team’s fight song includes the words “shake down the thunder from the sky”?

Boston College

 

Maryland

 

Pittsburgh

 

Notre Dame

 

What’s the length of the longest field goal in major college history?

53 yards

 

61 yards

 

67 yards

 

74 yards

 

Now that the late Joe Paterno has been stripped of 111 career coaching victories, who is the winningest coach in major-college history?

Bo Schembechler

 

Bobby Bowden

 

Woody Hayes

 

Bear Bryant

 

Which two teams met in the first college football game?

Harvard and Yale

 

Temple and Penn

 

Rutgers and Princeton

 

Michigan and Michigan State

 

True or false? The distance between the goal-post uprights is the same for both college and pro football.

True

 

False

 

 

 

What is the maximum number of scholarship players a team can have on its roster?

53

 

64

 

85

 

100

 

Where is the College Football Hall of Fame?

South Bend, Ind.

 

Canton, Ohio

 

Princeton, N.J.

 

Kings Mills, Ohio

 

ESPN and ABC game analyst Kirk Herbstreit played quarterback for what college?

Florida

 

Penn State

 

Arkansas

 

Ohio State

 

After the Rose Bowl, three bowl games are tied as the second oldest. Which of the following bowls is not among them?

Orange Bowl

 

Sun Bowl

 

Sugar Bowl

 

Fiesta Bowl

 

How far off campus does the University of Massachusetts, which has joined the major-college ranks this season, play its home games?

10 miles

 

27 miles

 

53 miles

 

93 miles

 

Which one of the following schools will be added to the Big East Conference in football in 2013?

Utah

 

San Diego State

 

Southern Methodist

 

Idaho

 

True or false? College footballs have stripes.

True

 

False

 

 

 

What stadium bears the name of a pilot killed in military service?

Amon G. Carter Stadium (Texas Christian U.)

 

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (U. of Florida)

 

Neyland Stadium (U. of Tennessee)

 

Kinnick Stadium (U. of Iowa)

 

Which major college team owns the longest winning streak – 47 games – in history?

Oklahoma

 

Notre Dame

 

Army

 

Southern Cal

 

Maroon and burnt orange are the unusual school colors for what college team?

Miami (Fla.)

 

Virginia Tech

 

Oklahoma State

 

Oregon State

 

Who is the only Heisman Trophy winner to later be stripped of the award?

O.J. Simpson

 

Reggie Bush

 

Billy Cannon

 

Paul Hornung

 

In order to play in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest level of competition, what is the minimum average attendance a school must achieve?

15,000

 

25,000

 

33,000

 

40,000

 

What school was once a member of the Big Ten Conference?

Marquette

 

Butler

 

University of Chicago

 

Cincinnati

 

Which college team plays its home games in the Superdome in New Orleans?

Southern University

 

Louisiana Tech

 

LSU

 

Tulane

 

What former president was an outstanding lineman at the University of Michigan?

Ronald Reagan

 

Gerald Ford

 

George H.W. Bush

 

Dwight Eisenhower

 

Students at what school have made it a tradition to jump up and down in between the third and fourth quarters of all home games?

Alabama

 

Syracuse

 

UCLA

 

Wisconsin

 

Which private university most recently finished as the season’s No. 1 ranked team?

Stanford

 

Notre Dame

 

Southern Cal

 

Texas Christian

 

Which school currently owns the longest streak of sellout crowds?

Nebraska

 

Tennessee

 

Arkansas

 

Georgia