? When were the first All-America selections made and by whom?
?Casper Whitney selected the first All-America team in 1889. In 1898 Walter Camp picked the All-America squad, and it was he who was recognized as the authority until he died in 1925.
? Football's most famous backfield was the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. Who were the members of this backfield, and how did it get its name?
?The Notre Dame Four Horsemen were Harry Stuhldreher at quarterback, Elmer Layden at fullback and Don Miller and Jim Crowley at the halfbacks. Sportswriter Grantland Rice immortalized the Notre Dame backfield in his report of the first Army-Notre Dame game in the Polo Grounds, October 18, 1924, when he wrote: "Outlined against the blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they were known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."
? What team holds the record for the most consecutive victories?
?The University of Oklahoma won 47 straight games (1953-1957). Notre Dame stopped the Sooners 7-0. The Irish were also the last team to beat Oklahoma before the streak began, defeating Bud Wilkinson's team 28-21 in the first game of the 1953 season.
? What game became known as the Fifth Down game?
?Cornell scored the winning touchdown on an illegal fifth down against Dartmouth on the last play of the game in 1940. When films of the game were shown, the fifth down was revealed. Cornell gave the victory to Dartmouth and ended its three-year-victory skein.
? What team was called the Team of Destiny?
?Many teams inherited the nickname, but it was first used to describe the 1922 Princeton team. Under Bill Roper, the Tigers went through a tough schedule without a loss despite a supposedly inferior squad.