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This Week in College Football History: Sept. 21- Sept. 27
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: 9/18/2009 2:26:00 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. During the season, many of these events are featured in a changing exhibit at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.

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FEATURED MOMENT:

September 27, 1986- Defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Oklahoma returned to Miami to face the No. 2-ranked Hurricanes in an early season match-up of the nation’s top two teams. The game featured five All-Americans, including College Football Hall of Famers Bennie Blades and Keith Jackson, as well as Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde and College Football Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer. The day would belong to Miami as Testaverde lit up the Sooner defense for 261 passing yards and four touchdowns and the Hurricanes cruised to a 28-16 victory.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

September 21, 1991- No. 15 Texas A&M stumbled on the road at Tulsa, losing to the Golden Hurricane 35-34 after building a 21-3 lead in the first half. Tulsa rushed for 240 yards and took the lead after a 19-point third quarter. Following an Aggie touchdown, Golden Hurricane quarterback T.J. Rubley threw a 63-yard pass to seal the victory.

September 22, 1956- No. 3 Notre Dame dropped its first ever game in September to unranked SMU in Dallas, 19-13. Tied 13-13 late in the fourth quarter, Mustang running back Lon Slaughter scored on a “Statue of Liberty” play with 1:40 remaining in the game to secure the upset.

September 23, 1972- Sonny Sixkiller, quarterback for the 15th-ranked Washington, brought the Huskies back from a 21-0 halftime deficit to beat Purdue 22-21 in West Lafayette. Washington kicker Steve Wiezbowski split the uprights with 2:01 remaining in the game to avoid the upset. Boilermakers’ quarterback Gary Danielson rushed for 213 yards in a losing effort.

September 24, 1976- Penn kicker Tim Mazzetti tied the Ivy League record for the longest field goal in league history after booting a 54-yard kick vs. Lehigh. The kick was all for naught, however, as the Quakers fell 20-24 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

September 25, 1948—Bennie Oosterbaan led the Wolverines to a victory his first game as Michigan’s head coach, a 13-7 win at Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. The Wolverines finished the 1948 season with a perfect 9-0 record, the first time a head coach achieved an undefeated season in his first year on the job. The feat has been duplicated four times since, most recently in 2001 by Larry Coker’s Miami Hurricanes.

September 26, 1992- Hawaii kicker Jason Elam set the WAC all-time scoring record with 327 points by nailing three field goals, including a 56-yarder, to lead the up-start Warriors past BYU 36-32 in Honolulu. The Cougars were forced to play third-string quarterback Ryan Hancock following the loss of back-up Steve Clements.



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