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This Week in College Football History- Nov. 2- Nov. 8
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: 10/30/2009 5:01:00 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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FEATURED MOMENT:

October 27, 1979- November 6, 1869- Rutgers defeated Princeton 6-4 in the first ever game of American football in New Brunswick, N.J. The game did not resemble what football is known as today, as each side used 25 men on a 120-yard field.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

November 2, 1985- Maryland notched its 15th straight ACC victory after knocking off North Carolina in College Park, 28-10. The Terrapins scored four two-yard touchdowns and forced four Tar Heel turnovers to keep their streak in tact.

November 3, 1973- Utah snapped No. 8 Arizona State’s 12-game win streak, 36-31, in Salt Lake City. Sun Devils quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Danny White led a furious second half charge, but fell short after a goal line stand by Utah resulted in a 95-yard game winning drive for the Utes.

November 4, 2000- Utah State running back Emmett White set the NCAA record for all-purpose yards in a game after racking up 578 against New Mexico State in Las Cruces. White registered 322 rushing yards, 134 receiving, two punt return yards and 120 kick-off return yards. Utah State beat New Mexico State 44-37.

November 5, 1960- No. 1 Iowa fell to No. 3 Minnesota, 27-10, in Minneapolis. The Gophers forced three turnovers which resulted in two touchdowns. The 17-point loss remains one of the largest margins of defeat by a number one team in NCAA history.

November 7, 1959- Tennessee upset No. 1 LSU and College Football Hall of Famer Billy Cannon, 14-13, in Knoxville. The Volunteers snapped the Tigers 19-game unbeaten streak after stopping Cannon, a Heisman Trophy winner, a few feet short on a two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter.

November 8, 1975- Kansas snapped defending AP National Champion and second ranked Oklahoma’s 28-game winning streak, 23-3, in Norman. The Jayhawks defense held the Sooners offense to its lowest scoring output since 1966, after seven second half drives ended in either an interception or a fumble. The Sooners would rebound, however, and defeat Penn State in the Orange Bowl en route to their second straight national title.



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