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College football is American football played by teams of students fielded by American universities and colleges, including United States military academies. It was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the United States. College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport, particularly in the Southern and Midwestern parts of the country.

The first game played between teams representing American colleges was played under rules more similar to the 1863 rules of the English Football Association, the basis of the modern form of soccer. The game, between Rutgers University and Princeton University, took place on November 6, 1869 at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium), New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers won, by a score of 6 "runs" to 4.

The 2006–07 bowl season capped the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season in college football. The NCAA Division I-A does not include a play-off system. Instead, the season concludes with a series of bowl games that have developed as a reward for teams that do well in the regular season.

The 2006-07 schedule was the largest post-season lineup ever, with the addition of the new stand-alone Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game as well as the International Bowl in Toronto, Ontario which was the first bowl game to be played outside the USA since the last Bacardi Bowl was played in Havana, Cuba in 1937. The season also added two additional games---the PapaJohns.com Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl---as part of a record 38 post-season games (32, not including the post-BCS all-star games) scheduled between the Poinsettia Bowl on December 19, 2006, and the post-season-ending Texas vs. The Nation Game on February 2, 2007. Thus, 64 teams out of the 119 in Division I-A played in the post-season, thanks in part to the NCAA's decision to expand D-I schedules to 12 games and allow teams with a 6-6 record to be bowl-eligible if the team or their conference has negotiated a bowl contract.

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The Oklahoma Sooners football program is an elite college football team that represents the University of Oklahoma (OU). The team is currently a member of the Big 12 Conference, which is a Division I Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The program began in 1895 and is the most successful program of the modern era (post World War II) with 524 wins and a winning percentage of .761 since 1945. The program has seven national championships, 40 conference championships, 142 All-Americans, and four Heisman Trophy winners. In addition, the school has had five coaches and 17 players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and holds the record for the longest winning streak in Division I-A history with 47 straight victories. The team is currently coached by Bob Stoops and home games are played at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

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