FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 16, 2023
Contact: Jarrett Singer
COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUEST TO VISIT JACKSONVILLE STATE
Part of Two College Football Fans Mission to See a Game at Every College Football Stadium
59 Down – 74 Remain
New York, NY – College Football Quest (CFQ) has announced that it will be visiting Jacksonville State University for the opening game against the UTEP Miners on Saturday, August 26, 2023. “It is always exciting when a team makes the leap from FCS to FBS. And the team heads right into a strong conference with a rich history in Conference USA.” Jarrett states. Al adds, “And with Rich Rodriguez in his second year at the helm, it should be an exciting team to watch with lots of scoring. We are excited to see the Gamecocks first game at this level.”
CFQ has completed 59 out of 133 trips to current FBS schools. Jax State will be the first trip in 2023. Additional trips scheduled for 2023 include Florida International, Memphis, Charlotte, and Louisiana. Over the years, they’ve had an opportunity to see a lot of critical games. In the first year of their quest, at a game in DeKalb, Illinois, between the Central Michigan Chippewa’s and the Northern Illinois Huskies, they watched as Northern Illinois battled back from a twenty-four point deficit to force overtime, only to throw an interception and lose. “Exciting games like that keep us going on the Quest, regardless of school size or ranking,” Jarrett says. Al adds, “They are not all great games or in good weather as we have sat in a typhoon in Oregon.” Both were also in attendance in 2015 at Georgia Tech when the Yellow Jackets blocked a field goal on the last play of the game to upset an undefeated and top 10 Florida State team.
Their sports experiences are not always limited to college football. Jarrett and Al expect to fully tour the campus, stadium, and facilities, documenting as they go on their website, www.collegefootballquest.com. The Quest has given them an opportunity to see a lot of things in America’s college towns they might have otherwise missed. They cite touring West Point, seeing a hockey game at Miami of Ohio, and tailgating with Hawkeye fans in Iowa City as just some of the many highlights of their journey thus far.
Both Al Botta and Jarrett Singer are members of the Football Writers Association of America.
About College Football Quest
Since 2008, Jarrett Singer and Al Botta have been on a quest to see a college football game in every home FBS stadium. The seeds of CFQ were planted when Jarrett Singer was attending the University of Florida where he enrolled in a course called Coaching Football. CFQ has evolved into more than just a “check the stadium off a list” event. CFQ strives to obtain the full experience at each location, trying to spend a full few days at each venue as opposed to a quick in and out to just see the game. The game day experience is always the highlight, but CFQ wants to experience tours of the campus, visiting local eateries and shops, tourist attractions, networking with fans, and other local events. CFQ has received national attention in 2015, being profiled in USA today. Their website www.collegefootballquest.com keeps fans updated on their progress.
Jarrett Singer, CFQ Quest Director, @CollegeFbQuest
Al Botta, CFQ Director of the Road Less Traveled @CollFballQuest
If you’d like more information about College Football Quest, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jarrett.