HERO Sports is counting down the 100 days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, with daily trivia. Each day, from May 17 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one college football trivia question.
This one is for the major history buffs.
The College of New Jersey (commonly known as Princeton College) and Rutgers University played what is considered to be the first-ever college football game on Nov. 6, 1869, in New Brunswick, N.J. The game — which was actually 10 "games" in that each goal counted as a game — was won by Rutgers, 6-4.
A goal was scored when a team successfully kicked a ball into the opposing team's goal. Throwing or carrying the ball into the goal was not allowed.
Which players combined to score the first goal in college football history?
S.G Gano and G.R. Dixon
Rutgers won the first game, scoring a goal when S.G. Gano and G.R. Dixon kicked the ball across the Princeton goal. As noted, Rutgers won six of the 10 individual games, winning the overall game
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