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Aug. 6Eager to finally see some football after a summer of watching the Nationals lose, I went to FedEx Field to see a scrimmage between the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. I was pleased to get a glimpse of QB Jason Campbell, who donned a yellow jersey. In addition to the scrimmage, both teams conducted 6 x 6 drills on each end of the field. As a result, the field looked a bit like an Olympic stadium hosting 12 track-and-field events at the same time. Not that I've ever been to the Olympics.
Sept. 16After talking for at least four years about my desire to see Howard University's marching band, I finally made it to a game. The band and its accompanying dance teams were amazing. Unfortunately for the Bison, however, they lost 31-23 to the Florida A&M Rattlers.
Oct. 7As a warm-up act to the Kenton wedding, I watched Wisconsin beat Northwestern 41-9 in a mostly uneventful game. P.J. Hill ran for a 60-yard TD on the second plan from scrimmage and finished with 249 yards in 35 carries.
Oct. 28Jeff & Amy, big Notre Dame fans, took us to Baltimore see the Irish take on Navy. My dad was in the Navy, but I rooted for Notre Dame and cheered Heisman Trophy candidate Brady Quinn, who went 18-for-25 for 295 yards and 3 TDs. Notre Dame won 38-14.
Nov. 4My only repeat stadium of the season was Camp Randall, where I returned to watch Wisconsin beat Penn State 13-3. Due to injuries, it turned out to be QB John Stocco's last home game and Joe Paterno's last game on the sidelines (at least this year).
Nov. 11Barbara & Larry got us 50-yard-line seats to watch Maryland edge Miami 14-13. It was my first trip to Byrd Stadium, and I was impressed with the crowd (although it was not a sell-out).