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by CFP Staff
It was Rutgers' second appearance at Yankee Stadium this season after the Scarlet Knights defeated the Army Black Knights, 27-12, on November 12 in their first game in the Bronx since 1948.
Rutgers, whose main campus in Piscataway, N.J., is located less than 50 miles away from Yankee Stadium. In its past, Rutgers played nine times at the original Yankee Stadium, all against New York University, going 1-7-1. The last meeting in that series was played in 1952.
The 2011 Pinstripe Bowl was the fourth college football game to take place at the current Yankee Stadium. The original Yankee Stadium played host to a number of college football games from the year it opened in 1923, including New York University and Fordham home games and the two schools' annual matchup.
From 1925-46, and again in 1969, the annual Notre Dame-Army football game took place at Yankee Stadium, including the memorable "win one for the Gipper" matchup in 1928, and the 1946 contest which ended in a scoreless tie and featured four Heisman Trophy winners (Doc Blanchard, Glenn Davis, Johnny Lujack and Leon Hart).
From 1968-73 and '76-87, Grambling played a series of home games at Yankee Stadium, known as the Whitney M. Young Urban Classic.
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