Random fact of the day


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Nate Langon, Author

On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton, which was then the College of New Jersey faced off in the first college football game in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers won 6-4, the interesting part was this game was nothing like modern day football. They played based on the London Football Association’s 1863 rules which didn’t allow throwing or carrying resulting in a game similar to soccer. Teams consisted of 25 players and the goal was to get the ball into the other team’s goal via batting the ball in with your hands, feet, head, side. The 6-4 score didn’t mean Rutgers scored 6, every time a team scored a new game started, they played ten games Rutgers won 6.