Pigskin Classic

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The Pigskin Classic was a season-opening college football game played at Anaheim Stadium from 1990 until 1994, and continued from 1995-2002 at various stadiums. It was initially created as a west-coast counterpart of the Kickoff Classic and hosted by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. From 1990-1994 it was sponsored by Disneyland and referred to as the Disneyland Pigskin Classic. Until 2002 the NCAA only allowed for teams to play a 12 game regular season schedule if the first game were a licensed Classic (such as the Pigskin Classic, the Kickoff Classic, or the Eddie Robinson Classic). In 2002 the NCAA ended the allowance of an extra 12th game, thus effectively ending the Classics.[1] Kickoff games would later see a revival, in 2008 the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was organized as a neutral-site game held in Atlanta, GA.

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Year Date Site Winning team Losing team
 1990   August 26  Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
Tennessee 31 Colorado 31
1991 August 29 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
Florida State 44 BYU 28
1992 August 26 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
Texas A&M 10 Stanford 7
1993 August 29 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
North Carolina 31 Southern Cal 9
1994 August 29 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
Ohio State 34 Fresno State 10
1995 August 26 Michigan Stadium
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan 18 Virginia 17
1996 August 24 Cougar Stadium
Provo, Utah
BYU 41 Texas A&M 37
1997 August 23 Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
Northwestern 24 Oklahoma 0
1998 August 30  Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 
Los Angeles, California
Southern Cal 27 Purdue 17
1999 August 28 Beaver Stadium
State College, Pennsylvania
Penn State 41 Arizona 7
2000 August 26 Alltel Stadium
Jacksonville, Florida
Florida State 24 BYU 3
2001 August 25 Memorial Stadium
Lincoln, Nebraska
Nebraska 21 TCU 7
2002 August 24 Ohio Stadium
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State 45 Texas Tech 21

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