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This Week in College Football History: Oct. 11 - Oct. 17
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Published: 10/8/2010 8:08:00 PM

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October 14, 1961- Led by its captain, future NFF board member and Campbell Trophy namesake Bill Campbell, Columbia snapped Yale's 11-game winning streak with an 11-0 win in New Haven, Conn. Reserve fullback/defensive back Al Butts led the Lions with a touchdown run, two-point conversion and two interceptions, helping limit Yale to just 28 yards on two of 13 passing. Columbia would go on to win its only Ivy League title later that year.

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October 11, 1975- Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) and Davidson combined to set an NCAA single-game rushing record as the Bears topped Davidson 69-14 in Davidson, N.C. Lenoir-Rhyne rushed for 837 yards while Davidson gained 202 yards on the ground, allowing the teams to set an NCAA record with 1,039 combined rushing yards on 111 attempts.

October 12, 2002- Trailing 27-14 entering the fourth quarter, Northern Illinois set a Mid-American Conference record to shock Miami (Ohio) in Oxford, Ohio. The Huskies scored 34 fourth quarter points to rally for a 48-41 victory, which set a conference record for most fourth quarter points to win or tie a game. It was also the second-most fourth quarter points in a comeback win in NCAA history.

October 13, 2007- Houston became the only team in NCAA history to have a 300-yard receiver and a 200-yard rusher in the same game as the Cougars topped rival Rice 56-48 in Houston. Wide receiver Donnie Avery caught 13 passes for 346 yards, a school and Conference USA record, while tailback Anthony Aldridge added 205 rushing yards.

October 15, 1910- The University of Illinois staged the first official homecoming game. Illinois beat Chicago 3-0, as more than 1,500 graduates took part in the inaugural homecoming activities in Champaign.

October 16, 1993- Trailing 17-9, No. 2 Alabama, coached by 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Gene Stallings, scored with 21 seconds remaining and tacked on the two-point conversion to tie SEC foe No. 10 Tennessee in Birmingham. Crimson Tide wide receiver David Palmer converted the two-point conversion attempt after taking the direct snap while lined up at quarterback. The tie stretched the Crimson Tide's unbeaten streak to 29 games.

October 17, 1964- Arkansas linebacker and 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Caveness recorded 25 tackles to lead the eighth-ranked Razorbacks over top-ranked Texas 14-13 in Austin, snapping the Longhorns' 15-game winning streak. Texas failed on a two point conversion attempt with less than two minutes left to seal its fate. Under College Football Hall of Fame head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks won their first national championship later that year.

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