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This Week in College Football History- Nov. 30- Dec. 6
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 f
Published: 11/25/2009 2:46:00 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.



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December 3, 1994- In the first SEC Championship game played in Atlanta, Steve Spurrier’s sixth-ranked Florida Gators knocked off undefeated and third-ranked Alabama 24-23. 1996 NFF William V. Campbell Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel threw a two-yard touchdown pass with five minutes left to win the game. The game marked the third-straight year that the Gators and Crimson Tide met in the championship game.




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November 30, 1893- In his only season as coach, College Football Hall of Fame player Pudge Heffelfinger and California played Stanford to a 6-6 tie in San Francisco. The Golden Bears finished the season 5-1-1.



December 1, 1951- No. 6 Georgia Tech set an NCAA record for most turnovers gained after jumping on five fumbles and intercepting eight passes against in-state rival Georgia, winning the game 48-6 in Atlanta. The win marked the Yellow Jackets’ third in a series of eight-straight wins over the Bulldogs, the longest winning streak in series history.



December 2, 1990- No. 11 Houston beat Arizona State 62-45 in Tokyo, Japan. Cougar quarterback David Klingler set the FBS record for single-game passing yards throwing for 716 against the Sun Devils. Klingler finished the game 41-70 with seven touchdowns and one interception.



December 4, 1971- In San Diego, San Diego State defeated North Texas 44-28 as the two teams set the FBS record for most combined plays in one game, snapping the ball 196 times.



December 5, 1993- With its first trip to the Rose Bowl in 31 years on the line, No. 10 Wisconsin knocked off No. 25 Michigan State 41-20 in Tokyo.



December 6, 1873- Yale defeated Eton Players of England, 2-1. It was the first game in the U.S. with 11 men on a side.

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