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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 1994 Gator Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida on December 30, 1994. The game was the final contest of the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 45-23 victory for Tennessee.

The 1994 Gator Bowl saw 17th-ranked Virginia Tech face off against regional rival Tennessee at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida. The game was moved to Gainesville in 1994 due to renovations to the Gator Bowl for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Virginia Tech came into the game with an 8–3 regular-season record that included a record of 5–2 in Big East Conference competition. The Tennessee Volunteers came entered the game with a regular-season record of 7–4 under head coach Phillip Fulmer that included a 5–3 record in Southeastern Conference competition.

The game kicked off on December 30, 1994 in Gainesville, Florida. From the start, Tennessee's high-scoring offense dominated. The Volunteers scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and three in the second, while Virginia Tech was able to muster a lone touchdown and field goal in the second quarter. At halftime, Tennessee had a commanding 35–10 lead, behind the strong play of Freshman QB Peyton Manning.

The Hokies struggled back in the third quarter, scoring six unanswered points to close the score to 35–16. In the fourth quarter, however, Tennessee answered Virginia Tech's effort with 10 points, putting the game out of reach for the Hokies, who managed only a single touchdown in the fourth quarter.[1] The Hokies fumbled the ball five times—losing it once—and threw two interceptions, allowing Tennessee to cruise to an easy victory, 45–23. Tennessee running back James Stewart was named the game's most valuable player.

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Aerial view of Harvard Stadium in Boston, in the form of a letter U with a capital H in the center of the field and the words Harvard and Crimson at either end

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