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This Week in College Football History: Nov. 17-Nov. 23
As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some o
Published: 11/12/2008 5:18:00 PM

As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance 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:

Nov. 19, 1966: Defending national champion Michigan State ties top-ranked Notre Dame 10-10 in front of a then-largest crowd ever (80,011) in East Lansing, Mich. In the battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2, Fighting Irish All-America quarterback Terry Hanratty is knocked out of the game early by future College Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Bubba Smith of MSU. Notre Dame goes on to be National Champions.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

Nov. 17, 1956: At Archbold Stadium, Syracuse beats Colgate 61-7. Orange halfback Jim Brown (1995 College Football Hall of Fame inductee) sets an NCAA-record for points by an individual player in a single game by scoring six touchdowns and kicking seven extra points for 43 points.

Nov. 18, 1978: Oklahoma halfback Billy Sims (1995 College Football Hall of Fame inductee) rushes for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the first half (1,762 yards for the season), passing Terry Miller’s (Oklahoma State) Big 8 record for rushing yards in a single season. The Sooners beat the Cowboys 62-7 in Norman.

Nov. 20, 1976: For the first time in 12 years, Kentucky beats Tennessee 7-0 in Knoxville. Wildcat quarterback Derrick Ramsey passes to running back Greg Woods who takes the ball 68 yards for the winning touchdown, as Kentucky (8-4) earns its first bowl bid since 1952.

Nov. 21, 1992: Playing through a snow storm in Pullman, Washington State upsets No. 5 Washington 42-23 in the Apple Cup series. Trailing 7-6 after the half, Cougars’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe (18-30, 160 yards, two touchdowns) rallies team as Washington State scores four touchdowns in the third quarter to seal the win.

Nov. 22, 1875: In New Haven, Harvard beats Yale 4-0 in the schools’ first-ever meeting. With 15 players on each side, the game was a mix of rugby and soccer. The third most-played rivalry in the country, Harvard and Yale will celebrate their 125th meeting this November.

Nov. 23, 1985: Winning 10 games for the first time ever, Iowa beats Minnesota 31-9 earning their fourth bid to the Rose Bowl. Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long (1999 College Football Hall of Fame inductee) becomes the first Big Ten player to pass for more than 10,000 yards, while also adding a conference-record 26th touchdown for the season. Iowa claims the outright Big Ten title for the first time since 1958.

-NFF-

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