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This Week in College Football History- Oct. 26- Nov. 1
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: 10/23/2009 5:24:00 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- No. 12 Pittsburgh freshman quarterback and future College Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers downed undefeated No. 17 Navy, 24-7. Pitt starting quarterback Rick Trocano went down early in the first quarter and never regained his starting spot from Marino. The Midshipmen jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second quarter before giving up 24-straight points in the losing effort.


OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

October 26, 1985- Unranked UTEP beat No. 7 BYU, 23-16, in El Paso to snap the Cougars’ 25-game WAC winning streak. Miners coach Bill Yung used a 2-9 defensive alignment to limit the BYU offense that came in averaging 507 yards and 32 points per game. The victory marked UTEP’s 14th win in 11 seasons.


October 28, 1950- Nevada punter Pat Brady booted an NCAA record 99-yard punt against Loyola Marymount. The Wolf Pack lost to the Lions at home, 34-7.

October 29, 1988- Washington State scored 28 points in the second half to upset No. 1 UCLA and College Football Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Terry Donahue, 34-30. Cougar running back Rick Swinton scored the go ahead touchdown with 6:21 remaining in the game. The Bruins had an opportunity late in the fourth quarter to win the game but Aikman misfired on four passes from the Washington State six yard line to seal their fate.

October 30, 1999- Washington quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo became the first player in NCAA history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 200 yards in the same game. Tuiasosopo threw for 302 yards and added 207 rushing yards in a 35-30 win over Stanford in Seattle. To date, Tuiasosopo is the only player to accomplish this feat.

October 31, 1992- No. 7 Georgia fell to rival No. 20 Florida, coached by College Football Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier, 26-24 in Jacksonville. Gator quarterback Shane Matthews threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, while the Florida defense limited Garrison Hearst, the nation’s leading running back, to 41 yards on the ground.

November 1, 1986- Long Beach State running back Mark Templeton set an NCAA record for receptions by a running back after bringing in 18 catches for 173 yards against Utah State. The 49ers beat the Aggies 14-3 in Logan, Utah.



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