The Little Brown Jug is the first and oldest trophy game in college football. The jug originated for the 1903 matchup as then Michigan head coach Fielding Yost instructed student manager Thomas Roberts to buy a jug so the team could supply their own water out of fear the Minnesota fanbase might try to contaminate their water supply. The game would end two minutes early as the Minnesota fans would storm the field after the Gophers tied the game a six. In the chaos the jug would be forgotten and when the teams met again in 1909 the team captains of both squads decided the jug “might be material to build up a fine tradition between the two institutions." And so, it has with the Michigan-Minnesota rivalry game being played 103 times, 96 of which have been done with the Little Brown Jug in play. Michigan currently leads the all-time series 75-25-3, and the next matchup set for October 17, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2018 rendition, if it had been played, would also have been in Minnesota and would have feature a Michigan squad that would go 10-3 and be ranked 14th in the final AP poll and a Minnesota squad that would finish the season 7-6, but go out defeating Georgia Tech 34-10 in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Welcome to Chicago, Illinois for the 2010 Edition of the Chicago College All-Star Game. The NFL is represented by the reigning Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, who finished off a dream season for the city of New Orleans, less then five years after the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The All-Stars on the other hand are led by the St. Louis Rams’ first overall pick, Sam Bradford, Nebraska standout and now Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh, and the Buffalo Bills C.J. Spiller. Will the Saints put a cap on their dream season, or will the be upset by this year’s rookie class?
2010 Chicago College All-Stars
QB, Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame (Panthers)
QB, Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (Rams)
HB, C.J. Spiller, Clemson (Bills)
HB, Ryan Mathews, Fresno State (Chargers)
HB, Jahvid Best, California (Lions)
FB, John Conner, Kentucky (Jets)
WR, Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech (Broncos)
WR, Arrelious Benn, Illinois (Buccaneers)
WR, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State (Cowboys)
WR, Golden Tate, Notre Dame (Seahawks)
TE, Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma (Bengals)
TE, Rob Gronkowski, Arizona (Patriots)
LT, Trent Williams, Oklahoma (Redskins)
LT, Russell Okung, Oklahoma State (Seahawks)
LG, Mike Iupati, Idaho (49ers)
LG, Vladimir Ducasse, UMass (Jets)
C, J.D. Walton, Baylor (Broncos)
C, Maurkice Pouncey, Florida (Steelers)
RG, Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State (Browns)
RG, Marshall Newhouse, TCU (Packers)
RT, Anthony Davis, Rutgers (49ers)
RT, Rodger Saffold, Indiana (Rams)
LE, Brandon Graham, Michigan (Eagles)
LE, Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida (Giants)
RE, Jerry Hughes, TCU (Colts)
RE, Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech (Titans)
DT, Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma (Buccaneers)
DT, Tyson Alualu, California (Jaguars)
DT, Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Lions)
LOLB, Sergio Kindle, Texas (Ravens)
LOLB, Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State (Steelers)
MLB, Navorro Bowman, Penn State (49ers)
MLB, Rolando McClain, Alabama (Raiders)
ROLB, Daryl Washington, TCU (Cardinals)
ROLB, Sean Weatherspoon, Georgia (Falcons)
CB, Joe Haden, Florida (Browns)
!!! Please note, this is a recreation of a text sim outcome reproduced to the best of my ability in NCAA Football 11, so player names stated will not match up with the players visually on the field. !!!
Welcome to another rendition of the Historic College Football Playoff, this on for the 1990-1991 college football season. This year ended in a split national title #1 Colorado and #2 Georgia Tech, between the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. Will either one prove their selectors correct or will #3 Texas or #4 Miami prove them both wrong, let’s find out.
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Welcome to Miami, Florida, home of the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl, more commonly known as the Playoff Bowl. For those of you that don’t know the Playoff Bowl as a third-place exhibition game that pitted the two semifinal losers against each other in Miami, Florida that ran from 1960 to 1969. Today's matchup is the AFC Runner Up Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC Runner Up New Orleans Saints. Both teams are coming of heartbreaks in their respective Championship Games with Chiefs storming back from a 14-0 halftime deficit to only gain the lead in the forth before falling in overtime, and the Saints who blew a 13-point lead before a missed pass interference would rob them of an ability to run out the clock as they would end up losing in overtime.
I’m back with another addition of the Historic College Football Playoff, this one for the 1991-1992 season. Who will come out on top? Will Washington prove their worth as National Champion, or will Miami prove they were more deserving. Or perhaps even Michigan or Florida will use this opportunity to avoid bowl losses and make a run at glory. Let’s find out.
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