National Football Foundation

News Detail

This Week in College Football History: Jan. 4 - 10
As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some of colle
Published: 12/23/2009 9:20:00 PM

As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 140 years.

If you choose to use this content in whole or in part, as a courtesy, please credit The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.



FEATURED MOMENT:
January 4, 2006- No. 2 Texas defeated No. 1 USC 41-38 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Longhorn quarterback Vince Young threw for 267 yards and rushed for another 200, including the game-winning touchdown. Texas ended the Trojans' 34-game winning streak to win its first national title since 1970.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

January 5, 1980- The West beat the East 20-10 in the East-West Shrine Classic at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. The MVP's of the game were Texas A&M's Jacob Greene and Cal's Joe Rose. Over 72,000 fans were on hand to watch the annual all-star game.

January 6, 2007- In the inaugural International Bowl in Toronto, Cincinnati beat Western Michigan 27-24. In Brian Kelly's first game as head coach for the Bearcats, Cincinnati jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first 20 minutes and held on despite a late charge by the Broncos.

January 7, 2007- Southern Miss scored 21 second-quarter points to beat Ohio 28-7 in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The bowl marked the Bobcats first postseason appearance since 1968.

January 8, 1945- Navy beat Army Air Force in the only Pacific Ocean Areas Service Championship game, known as the Poi Bowl 14-0 in Honolulu.

January 9, 1977- The North beat the South, led by coach Don Shula, 27-24 in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer was named MVP.

January 10, 1960- The East beat the West in the first all-collegiate Hula Bowl 34-8 in Honolulu. College Football Hall of Famer and Penn State quarterback Richie Lucas was the game's MVP.

FootballMatters.org


Created by the National Football Foundation, FootballMatters.org is the home for storytelling that promotes the power of amateur football.

corporate partners