On Nov. 6, 1869 football started with the first game between Princeton and Rutgers with Rutgers winning 6 to 4 with the game being at Rutgers. After the game Rutgers entertained the visitors with a meal, speeches and songs. Princieton issued a challege and one week later they played at Princeton with Princeton winning 8 - 0. Princeton then hosted the visitors with a meal, speeches and songs. I am sure they knew they were starting something great which they did. Scoring was different then and football really was "foot"ball. Field goals counted more than tds and there were no safeties. In fact if you were backed near your own goal it was practical to fall down in the endzone because no points were scored and you could take a free kick from the 25 yard line. However slowly tds came to be valued more especially when the shape of the ball evolved. By 1912 most of the scoring as we know it came into being. Field goals were 3 points, tds 6 points and extra points 1 point, and the safety 2 points. Only the offense could score the extra point after a td by kicking, or runinng and passing over the goal same as today. Drop kicks were used for field goals and extra points but teams learned they could get more accuracy with a holder and this slowly took over. The ball was placed at the 2 yard line on extra points to make it easier to run or pass the ball for the extra point. This remained the scoring until 1958 when after a td a team could go for two points by running or passing the ball over the goal line. A kick was one point. This option was introduced to try to eliminate ties. The ball was now placed at the 3 yard line however. In 1988 the safety conversion was introduced where the team that didin't score the td could get two points by running a blocked kick or intercepted pass to the opponents' end zone for 2 points and this was extended in 1992 to include fumble recovers. This is a personal preference but I don't like this because I feel that extra points should be limited as a reward to the scoring team only but oh well. A team can actually score 1 point on the conversion safety but it is very rare. If a team blocks, interecepts or picks up a fumble and runs into the endzone to try to get around defenders and is tackled in the end zone the team gets 1 point. This happened in our 2004 A&M game when the Aggies blocked an extra point kick and tried ot run around in the end zone to get it up field for 2 points but we got him in the end zone for the point. The only other time a point can be made is if Team B blocks an extra point kick, intercepts the ball or runs with a fumble and is tackled down the field and the ball rolls to Team A's one yard line and Team A player picks it up and tries to run it back and tries to get away by running around in the end zone and is tackled then B gets the point. This is probably even more rare and one will be lucky to hear about this maybe once in a lifetime but it will probably happen. Forfeits for any reason are listsed as 1 - 0 iin favor of the winner. In 1996 ties were basically eliminated by the Overtime periods after the four regular quarters if the game is still tied.