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Red River State Fair Classic
Red River State Fair Classic[1]
StadiumIndependence Stadium (1924-1989,[2] 1999, 2001-2003, 2010-2013, 2015-2016)
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
Previous stadiumsState Fairgrounds field (1911[3]-1917, 1919-1923)
Centenary Field (1927)[4]
Operated1911-1917, 1919-1989, 1999, 2001-2003, 2010-2013, 2015-2016
Former names
State Fair Game (1911-1917, 1919-1926)
State Fair Classic (1927[5]-1989,[6] 2002[6]-2003)[7][8]
Red River Classic (1999,[9] 2002)[10]
Port City Classic-State Fair Game (2001)[11]
Shreveport Classic (2010[12]-2013)[13]
2016 matchup
Grambling State Tigers vs. Alabama State Hornets (21-0)

The Red River State Fair Classic (formerly the State Fair Classic and, more recently, the Shreveport Classic) is an American college football game played annually in Shreveport, Louisiana, at Independence Stadium (formerly State Fair Stadium) during the State Fair of Louisiana.[14][15] It traces its historical lineage from a series of 160 games played over the 106 football seasons between 1911 and 2016. By having first paired historically black colleges and universities in 1922,[16] the contest holds the distinction of being the oldest annual black college football classic, edging out the Turkey Day Classic by two years and the similar Texas State Fair Classic by three years. Also, so far, the earliest documented use of the term "classic" as part of an annual black college football game's formal name has been dated to the 1927 Louisiana State Fair Classic.[5]

State Fair Classic history

The fair began in 1906,[17] and attempts were made immediately to schedule a football game as a draw, specifically a game between Louisiana State University and the Shreveport Athletic Club.[18] Although plans for that game fell through, the fair did begin hosting college football games regularly starting in 1911. Nearby schools Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State played in that first game. The annual Arkansas-LSU game was made its main draw two years later,[4] much like the Red River Showdown game had begun headlining the State Fair of Texas in Dallas in 1912. The 1924 game featured a silver football trophy as part of the dedication ceremonies for the new host field, State Fair Stadium.[2] After LSU won for the seventh straight time in 1936, that series was discontinued, and Louisiana Tech and NSU returned to playing in the featured game. When Louisiana Tech began efforts in the late 1980s to move into the NCAA's Division I-A, NSU began playing Louisiana-Monroe in the game.

In the past sometimes as many as four college games were played over the course of a single fair,[19] although the "Louisiana State Fair Classic" moniker was used interchangeably to describe any of the games, not just the featured game.[20][21][22] These games tended to include schools from the Ark-La-Tex area. The hometown school, Centenary College, hosted numerous games over the years. Southwestern Athletic Conference schools (usually Southern or Grambling and Bishop or Wiley colleges) were known to play on Monday, in conjunction with the fair's "Negro Day"[23]--although the 1961 Grambling-Prairie View A&M game was overshadowed by a boycott by the Congress of Racial Equality in an effort to encourage improved integration at the fair[24] (despite a modern source that lists the 1962 game as also having been played in Shreveport,[25] the October 21, 1962 issue of the Shreveport Times confirms that the game was indeed moved back to an on-campus venue, this time in Prairie View, Texas). Through the years there was considerable cross-over between SWAC teams that played in Louisiana's State Fair Classic and Texas' own State Fair Classic, and the Grambling-Prairie View series itself is now held at the Texas fair. College freshman and high school teams were also known to compete at the fair in its earlier years,[26][19][27] including some pre-Louisiana High School Athletic Association era state championship games.[28][29] In 1934 and 1945 military teams were extended invitations to play; during World War II many colleges--including each of the classic's regular hosts, Centenary, Louisiana Tech, NSU, and Southern--had to discontinue football, while the service teams that appeared in their place helped fill in the gaps on active college teams' schedules and were even included in the Associated Press' college football rankings and bowl games as well.

With the NSU-ULM series returning to on-campus stadiums in 1990, the fair was left without regular tenants and, at times, had to reinvent itself. The Red River Classic--which had long served as an annual, early-season SWAC game for Grambling at Independence Stadium[30]--was moved, in conjunction with the fair, for the 1999 campaign. In 2001 a contest billed as the "Port City Classic-State Fair Game" was hosted by Southern during the fair,[11] but in 2002 the Port City Classic was spun-off separately from the fair and became an early September game instead;[31] the Red River Classic returned to the fair in its place. Louisiana College's newly-revived football program also saw a return to the fair that season, as well as in 2003. Prairie View and Grambling, in addition to competing annually at the Texas state fair, have hosted the most recent Louisiana fair games too. Prairie View hosted a series of four annual games dubbed the "Shreveport Classic" starting in 2010,[32][12] and Grambling began hosting the newly-named "Red River State Fair Classic" during the 2015 season. The City of Shreveport's government actively worked to revive the classic in 2010[32] and, through 2016, remained a sponsor[33] despite the fact that the classic's new name dropped its reference to the city and added back its reference to the state fair (as well as to the old Red River Classic).

After initially designating its October 28 contest against Texas Southern as its Red River State Fair Classic game when it released its official 2017 schedule,[34] Grambling instead later announced that it would be moved to Grambling to serve as a homecoming game, allowing GSU to play a fourth home game in Eddie Robinson Stadium, which had just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation.[35]

Notable games

A number of games stand out in the series. The 1915 Arkansas-LSU game saw the largest college football crowd (20,000) in the history of the southwestern U.S. at the time.[36] No college games were played at the fair in 1918; World War I would not come to an end until a week after the fair's final scheduled day.[37] In 1922, the fair broke the color barrier and began hosting African American teams.[16] With the 1924 Arkansas-LSU game being played for a silver football trophy (as part of the dedication ceremonies for the new stadium),[2] the series became the first future Southeastern Conference rivalry to feature a trophy. The 1927 Centenary game was moved to Centenary Field to preserve the soggy playing surface for the featured Arkansas-LSU game.[4] In 1936, LSU chose to install Mike I as its first live bengal tiger mascot at the venue, instead of in Baton Rouge.[38] The 1945 series of games was historic in that it featured a rare look at multiple service teams of the era,[39] shortly before they were phased out with the end of World War II. A book by Mark and Jacqueline Scott called Beat TECH! Inside the Louisiana State Fair Football Classics, 1940-42 also covers several prominent Louisiana Tech-NSU games before World War II interrupted the series. In 1968 Bulldog quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw an 82-yard pass to Ken Liberto with 18 seconds remaining to pull out a 42-39 victory over the Demons[40] in what "is generally considered the pinnacle of the State Fair Classic."[41]

Although the annual classic has long provided exhibitions of college football for one the largest markets without any home college team, its local cultural significance may have been eclipsed by the Independence Bowl, judging from the bowl's higher attendance figures. Regardless, in the fifty games between 1959 and 2016, the classic drew 873,609 fans total, for an average of 17,472 per game; this average includes the aforementioned second game of the 1961 fair (which was played under a fan boycott) and the second game of 1975 (which drew only 382 people[42] as the result of massive rainfall[43]). The largest documented crowd occurred at the 1980 game (36,000).[44]

Game results

Date Winning team Losing team Attendance
November 4, 1911 Louisiana Tech 39 Northwestern State 0 [3]
November 2, 1912 Henderson State 14 Louisiana Tech 0 [45]
November 8, 1913 Louisiana Tech 53 Louisiana College 0 [46]
November 8, 1913 LSU 12 Arkansas 7 [46]
November 7, 1914 Louisiana Tech 14 Centenary 0 [28]
November 7, 1914 Arkansas 20 LSU 12 14,000[28]
November 6, 1915 Louisiana Tech 20 Northwestern State 7 [29]
November 6, 1915 LSU 13 Arkansas 7 20,000[36]
(Then-largest football crowd in the Southwest)
November 4, 1916 Louisiana Tech 24 Northwestern State 0 [47]
November 4, 1916 LSU 17 Arkansas 7 5,000[48]
November 3, 1917 Northwestern State 7 Louisiana Tech 0 [47]
November 3, 1917 Arkansas 14 LSU 0
1918 (No intercollegiate games
played due to World War I)
[37]
October 25, 1919 LSU 20 Arkansas 0
November 1, 1919 Hendrix 6 Centenary 0 [49]
November 6, 1920 LSU 3 Arkansas 0
October 29, 1921 Northwestern State 7 Centenary 0 [50]
November 5, 1921 LSU 10 Arkansas 7
October 21, 1922 Tennessee Medical 14 Centenary 0 10,000[51]
October 23, 1922 Bishop 19 Southern 0 [16][52]
October 25, 1922 Centenary 20 Northwestern State 0 [16][53]
October 28, 1922 Arkansas 40 LSU 6
October 20, 1923 Centenary 46 Northwestern State 0 [54]
October 27, 1923 Arkansas 26 LSU 13 13,000[55]
November 1, 1924 Arkansas 10 LSU 7 8,000[56][2]
(Stadium dedication trophy game)
November 3, 1924 Wiley 6 Southern 0 [57]
November 8, 1924 Centenary 7 Central Oklahoma 6 [58]
October 31, 1925 Arkansas 12 LSU 0 8,000[59]
November 2, 1925 Wiley 6 Southern 0 [60][26]
November 7, 1925 Centenary 17 Central Oklahoma 7 [61]
October 30, 1926 Centenary 14 Central Oklahoma 10 [19]
November 1, 1926 Wiley 32 Southern 6 [19][62]
November 6, 1926 Stephen F. Austin 28 Northwestern State 0 [19]
November 6, 1926 LSU 14 Arkansas 0
October 28, 1927 Centenary 20 Birmingham-Southern 7 [4]
(Game moved to Centenary Field due to field conditions)
October 29, 1927 Arkansas 28 LSU 0 15,000[63]
October 31, 1927 Bishop 34 Southern 0 [64]
November 5, 1927 Northwestern State 26 Stephen F. Austin 0 [4]
October 27, 1928 Union (TN) 26 Louisiana Tech 0 [65]
November 2, 1928 Northwestern State 26 Stephen F. Austin 0 [66]
November 3, 1928 Arkansas 7 LSU 0 12,000[67]
November 2, 1929 Arkansas 32 LSU 0 8,000[68]
November 4, 1929 Southern 45 Arkansas Baptist 7 [69]
November 9, 1929 Centenary 0 Henderson State 0
October 25, 1930 Centenary 7 Baylor 2
October 27, 1930 Wiley 6 Southern 6 [70][71]
November 1, 1930 LSU 27 Arkansas 12 7,000[72]
October 24, 1931 LSU 13 Arkansas 6 10,000[73]
October 26, 1931 Southern 14 Wiley 7 [74]
October 31, 1931 Texas A&M 7 Centenary 0
October 22, 1932 LSU 14 Arkansas 0 12,000[75]
October 29, 1932 Centenary 7 Texas A&M 0
October 21, 1933 LSU 20 Arkansas 0 10,000[76]
October 23, 1933 Southern 6 Bishop 0 [77]
October 28, 1933 Centenary 0 TCU 0 [78]
October 20, 1934 LSU 16 Arkansas 0 12,000[79]
October 26, 1934 Texas Military 26 Barksdale Field 6 [80]
October 27, 1934 Centenary 13 TCU 0
October 19, 1935 LSU 13 Arkansas 7 10,000[81]
October 21, 1935 Bishop 40 Southern 0 [82]
October 26, 1935 TCU 27 Centenary 7
October 24, 1936 LSU 19 Arkansas 7 15,000[38]
October 31, 1936 Ole Miss 24 Centenary 7
October 23, 1937 Louisiana Tech 14 Northwestern State 0
October 30, 1937 Centenary 0 Mississippi State 0 10,000[83]
November 1, 1937 Wiley 7 Southern 0 5,000[84]
October 22, 1938 Northwestern State 7 Louisiana Tech 6
October 29, 1938 Centenary 7 Loyola Marymount 6 [85]
October 31, 1938 Wiley 14 Southern 12 [85]
October 21, 1939 Northwestern State 26 Louisiana Tech 0
October 28, 1939 TCU 21 Centenary 0 [86]
October 30, 1939 Wiley 12 Southern 9 3,000[86][87]
October 19, 1940 Northwestern State 13 Louisiana Tech 0 7,500[88]
October 26, 1940 Southwestern Louisiana 6 Louisiana College 0 7,500[88]
October 28, 1940 Southern 19 Wiley 0 3,500[89][90]
October 18, 1941 Louisiana Tech 10 Northwestern State 0 8,000[91]
October 25, 1941 Washington (MO) 13 Centenary 7 [92]
October 27, 1941 Wiley 6 Southern 22 [92][93][94]
(forfeited by Southern)
October 24, 1942 Northwestern State 10 Louisiana Tech 6
November 1, 1943 Wiley 71 Xavier (LA) 0 [20]
October 30, 1944 Wiley 56 Xavier (LA) 0 [95]
October 20, 1945 Selman Army Airfield 13 Barksdale Field 0 4,500[96][97]
October 27, 1945 Barksdale Field 46 Camp Swift 0 [98][99]
October 29, 1945 Wiley 26 Randolph Field 0 [23][99][39]
(Randolph Field sent their "Black Ramblers" team)
October 26, 1946 Louisiana Tech 14 Northwestern State 7
October 28, 1946 Tuskegee 21 Wiley 6 15,000[100]
October 18, 1947 Chattanooga 20 Centenary 0 [101]
October 25, 1947 Louisiana Tech 24 Northwestern State 0 10,000[102]
October 27, 1947 Grambling State 20 Bishop 6 8,000[103]
October 23, 1948 Louisiana Tech 10 Northwestern State 7 12,000[104]
November 1, 1948 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21 Bishop 6 [105]
October 22, 1949 Louisiana Tech 28 Northwestern State 21
October 31, 1949 Grambling State 55 Tuskegee 0 [106]
October 21, 1950 Louisiana Tech 15 Northwestern State 7
October 23, 1950 Grambling State 14 Wiley 14 [107]
October 20, 1951 Louisiana Tech 21 Northwestern State 6
October 22, 1951 Grambling State 19 Wiley 13 9,000[108]
October 18, 1952 Louisiana Tech 22 Northwestern State 0
October 20, 1952 Grambling State 18 Wiley 14 [107]
October 24, 1953 Northwestern State 15 Louisiana Tech 7
October 26, 1953 Grambling State 26 Wiley 0 [109]
October 23, 1954 Louisiana Tech 13 Northwestern State 6
October 25, 1954 Grambling State 35 Wiley 12 [107]
October 22, 1955 Louisiana Tech 21 Northwestern State 20
October 24, 1955 Grambling State 20 Wiley 0 [110]
October 20, 1956 Louisiana Tech 0 Northwestern State 0 11,000[111]
October 22, 1956 Grambling State 34 Morris Brown 12 5,000[112][113]
October 19, 1957 Louisiana Tech 20 Northwestern State 13 19,500[114]
October 21, 1957 Wiley 40 Grambling State 12 [115]
October 18, 1958 Northwestern State 18 Louisiana Tech 14 22,000[116]
October 20, 1958 Grambling State 19 Wiley 15 [117]
October 24, 1959 Louisiana Tech 27 Northwestern State 14 23,500[116]
October 26, 1959 Prairie View A&M 35 Grambling State 6 9,500[118][119]
October 22, 1960 Louisiana Tech 13 Northwestern State 7 18,000[116]
October 24, 1960 Grambling State 26 Prairie View A&M 0 10,000[120]
October 21, 1961 Northwestern State 19 Louisiana Tech 7 24,000[116]
October 23, 1961 Grambling State 34 Prairie View A&M 14 5,000[24]
(Game played under fan boycott)
October 28, 1961 Northeast Louisiana 27 Southwestern Louisiana 20 3,700[121]
October 20, 1962 Northwestern State 19 Louisiana Tech 2 22,000[116]
October 27, 1962 Southwestern Louisiana 18 Northeast Louisiana 10 3,000[122]
October 19, 1963 Louisiana Tech 27 Northwestern State 13 18,500[116]
October 24, 1964 Louisiana Tech 16 Northwestern State 7 30,000[116]
October 23, 1965 Louisiana Tech 42 Northwestern State 14 27,000[116]
October 22, 1966 Northwestern State 28 Louisiana Tech 7 25,000[123]
October 21, 1967 Northwestern State 7 Louisiana Tech 0 28,000[123]
October 19, 1968 Louisiana Tech 42 Northwestern State 39 28,000[123]
October 18, 1969 Louisiana Tech 42 Northwestern State 21 31,000[123]
October 24, 1970 Northwestern State 20 Louisiana Tech 17 25,006[123]
October 23, 1971 Louisiana Tech 33 Northwestern State 21 29,000[123]
October 21, 1972 Louisiana Tech 20 Northwestern State 16 27,000[123]
October 20, 1973 Louisiana Tech 26 Northwestern State 7 33,000[123]
October 19, 1974 Louisiana Tech 34 Northwestern State 0 26,000[124]
October 18, 1975 Louisiana Tech 41 Northwestern State 14 26,496[124]
October 25, 1975 Jacksonville State 21 Northwestern State 0 382[42][43]
(Smallest documented crowd due to weather)
October 23, 1976 Louisiana Tech 35 Northwestern State 6 24,200[124]
October 30, 1976 North Texas 14 Louisiana Tech 8 6,532[124]
October 22, 1977 Louisiana Tech 30 Northwestern State 8 24,086[124]
October 21, 1978 Louisiana Tech 45 Northwestern State 20 21,000[124]
October 28, 1978 North Texas 16 Louisiana Tech 14 6,510[124]
October 20, 1979 Northwestern State 25 Louisiana Tech 21 19,212[44]
October 18, 1980 Louisiana Tech 27 Northwestern State 23 36,000[44]
(Largest documented crowd)
October 24, 1981 Louisiana Tech 37 Northwestern State 33 22,300[44]
October 23, 1982 Louisiana Tech 33 Northwestern State 0 17,626[44]
October 22, 1983 Louisiana Tech 21 Northwestern State 10 13,996[44]
October 20, 1984 Louisiana Tech 5 Northwestern State 0 9,424[125]
October 26, 1985 Louisiana Tech 33 Northwestern State 17 14,783[125]
October 25, 1986 Louisiana Tech 13 Northwestern State 13 12,301[125]
October 24, 1987 Louisiana Tech 23 Northwestern State 0 15,232[125]
October 22, 1988 Northwestern State 27 Northeast Louisiana 15 11,568[126]
October 21, 1989 Northeast Louisiana 14 Northwestern State 14 14,225[127]
October 23, 1999 Grambling State 24 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 19 20,100[128]
October 27, 2001 Southern 49 Mississippi Valley State 0 10,514[129]
October 19, 2002 Grambling State 54 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 15 11,017[130]
November 2, 2002 East Texas Baptist 28 Louisiana College 13 5,000[7]
November 1, 2003 East Texas Baptist 30 Louisiana College 3 4,927[8]
October 23, 2010 Prairie View A&M 30 Southern 16 19,979[131]
October 29, 2011 Jackson State 44 Prairie View A&M 14 17,743[132]
October 27, 2012 Prairie View A&M 49 Southern 29 12,223[133]
October 26, 2013 Jackson State 51 Prairie View A&M 38 5,116[134]
November 7, 2015 Grambling State 41 Texas Southern 15 9,868[135]
November 12, 2016 Grambling State 21 Alabama State 0 15,043[136]

Appearances by team

Team Appearances Record *
Alabama State 1 0-1 (.000)
Arkansas 23 9-14-0 (.391)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3 1-2-0 (.333)
Arkansas Baptist 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Barksdale Field 3 1-2-0 (.333)
Baylor 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Birmingham-Southern 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Bishop 6 3-3-0 (.500)
Camp Swift 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Centenary 23 10-10-3 (.500)
Central Oklahoma 3 0-3-0 (.000)
Chattanooga 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
East Texas Baptist 2 2-0 (1.000)
Grambling State 18 15-2-1 (.861)
Henderson State 2 1-0-1 (.750)
Hendrix 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Jackson State 2 2-0 (1.000)
Jacksonville State 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
LSU 23 14-9-0 (.609)
Louisiana College 4 0-4-0 (.000)
Louisiana Tech 58 39-17-2 (.690)
Loyola Marymount 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Mississippi State 1 0-0-1 (.500)
Mississippi Valley State 1 0-1 (.000)
Morris Brown 1 0-1-0 (.000)
North Texas 2 2-0-0 (1.000)
Northeast Louisiana 4 1-2-1 (.375)
Northwestern State 61 17-41-3 (.303)
Ole Miss 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Prairie View A&M 7 3-4-0 (.429)
Randolph Field ** 1 0-1-0 (.000)
Selman Army Airfield 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Southern 18 5-12-1 (.306)
Southwestern Louisiana 3 2-1-0 (.667)
Stephen F. Austin 3 1-2-0 (.333)
TCU 4 2-1-1 (.625)
Tennessee Medical 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Texas A&M 2 1-1-0 (.500)
Texas Military 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Texas Southern 1 0-1 (.000)
Tuskegee 2 1-1-0 (.500)
Union (TN) 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Washington (MO) 1 1-0-0 (1.000)
Wiley 22 11-9-2 (.545)
Xavier (LA) 2 0-2-0 (.000)

Note: *--tie games were eliminated as a possibility with the introduction of overtime in 1996; **--Randolph Field, as a segregated facility, fielded two football teams: the Caucasian "Ramblers" and the African American "Black Ramblers"--the Black Ramblers were the team that competed at the 1945 fair

See also

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