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This Week in College Football History: Oct. 5- Oct. 11
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: 10/2/2009 7:23:00 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 8, 1977- No. 7 Alabama upset No. 1 USC, 21-20, in a battle of college football heavyweights in Los Angeles. The game featured eight College Football Hall of Famers including Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and linebacker Woodrow Lowe as well as USC running back Charles White and coach John Robinson. USC fullback Lynn Cain scored with 38 seconds remaining but the subsequent two-point conversion attempt for the win fell short, sealing the Tide victory.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

October 5, 1991- Fresno St. kicker Derek Mahoney tied the NCAA record for most extra points made in a game, going 13-for-13 against New Mexico. The Bulldogs won the game 94-17 in Fresno.

October 6, 1984- Tulane snapped a 7-game losing streak by knocking off No. 17 Vanderbilt 27-23 in Nashville after picking off Commodore quarterback Kurt Page four times. Page came into the game riding a streak of 117 straight passes without an interception. Green Wave quarterback Ken Karchner threw for 316 yards and a touchdown.

October 7, 2000- NFF National Scholar-Athlete and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke tossed two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter that put No. 1 Florida State ahead of No. 7 Miami, 24-20, with 1:37 to play at the Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes answered 51 seconds later when quarterback Ken Dorsey found tight end Jeremy Shockey in the end zone to give the ‘Canes the three point lead with 46 seconds left on the clock. Following four straight completions by Weinke, Seminole kicker Matt Munyon lined up a 49-yard kick that sailed wide right to hand Miami the upset victory, 27-24.

October 9, 1943- Indiana quarterback Bob Hoernschemeyer set an NCAA record for touchdown passes in a game by a freshman after tossing six in the Hoosiers 54-13 victory over Nebraska in Bloomington. The game featured two College Football Hall of Famers: Indiana’s Pete Pihos and John Tavener.

October 10, 1936- Ohio State trumpet player John Brungart dotted the ‘i’ in “Script Ohio” for the first time during halftime of the Buckeyes’ 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. After Brungart, the honor began to go exclusively to sousaphone players, with exceptions made for well-known fans of the Ohio State program, like 2008 NFF Gold Medal winner John Glenn, golfer Jack Nicklaus and 1974 NFF Distinguished American Bob Hope.

October 11, 1997- No. 19 Air Force beat Navy 10-7 to keep their perfect season intact. Falcon defensive back Tim Curry scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter after picking up a punt blocked by teammate Charlie Jackson to give Air Force the lead. The Falcons would go on to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy and finish the season 10-3.

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