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This Week in College Football History- Nov. 23-29
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: 11/20/2009 3:14:00 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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November 29, 1935- College Football Hall of Famer Jay Berwanger of Chicago won the first Heisman Trophy. More accurately, Berwanger was named the winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy. The award would not take on the current name until the death of John Heisman the following year.

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November 23, 2002- True freshman quarterback Travis Lulay connected with receiver Junior Adams on a 53-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to lead Montana State to a 10-7 win over arch-rival Montana on a snowy day in Missoula. The Bobcat win snapped a streak of 16 straight losses to UM.

November 24, 1938- Avoiding a winless record in 1938, College Football Hall of Fame coach Dana Bible’s Texas Longhorns upset his former team, Texas A&M, 7-6 in Austin in the last game of season.

November 25, 1983- The Army-Navy game, normally played in the Northeast, made its first trip to the West Coast, squaring off at the Rose Bowl in a game the Midshipmen won 42-13. Navy ran a trick play on the opening kickoff that saw Eric Wallace race out to a 95-yard touchdown and intercepted another pass later in the first half to jump out to a 21-0 lead.

November 25, 1916- Ohio State beat Northwestern 23-3 in Columbus, Ohio, to cap a 7-0 season and earn the Buckeyes their first Big Ten championship. It was the first of 33 Big Ten titles for Ohio State, 17 outright and 16 shared championships to date.

November 27, 1982- Auburn snapped rival Alabama’s nine-game win streak in the Iron Bowl defeating College Football Hall of Fame coach Bear Bryant in his final regular season game, 23-22 in Birmingham. College Football Hall of Famer Bo Jackson scored the game’s first touchdown and rushed for 114 yards on the day. College Football Hall of Fame coach Pat Dye became the first former Bryant assistant to beat the legend in 30 attempts since 1970.

November 28, 1942- Unranked Holy Cross handed No. 1 Boston College the most lopsided loss ever for a top-ranked team, defeating the Eagles 55-12 in Boston. On the same date in 1981, No. 11 Penn State trounced No. 1 Pittsburgh 48-14 on the Panthers’ home turf, posting the largest winning margin for a ranked team defeating a No. 1 in NCAA history.


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