|First College Football Game New Jersey at Rutgers|
|1 Total New Jersey 4 4 Rutgers 6 6|
|Date||November 6, 1869|
|Location||New Brunswick, New Jersey|
Who played in the first college football game ever?
On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn’t until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, pioneered rules changes that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.
Who was the first football game played against?
6, 1869. Rutgers and New Jersey (later known as Princeton) faced off in what is considered to be the first American football game ever played on Nov. 6, 1869. The game took place in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with an audience of about 100 on hand, according to Rutgers.