Trivia Tuesday – Week 4

razorback-triviaThis weeks question isn’t so much about Razorback history as it is Football history in general.  The rules and points have changed, but the name has stayed the same.  In 1893 points were first introduced into football and a touchdown was worth 4 points.  In 1897 the points awarded was increased to 5, then finally increased again to 6 in 1912.  Now your question…

When you score in football why is it called a touchdown?

UPDATE: The answer is in the 4th paragraph of yesterday’s post.

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