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This Week in College Football History: Nov. 10-Nov. 16
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: 11/4/2008 7:46:00 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. 13, 1982: Having not lost a game at home since 1963, Alabama’s 57-game home winning streak in Tuscaloosa comes to an end against Southern Mississippi. Golden Eagle quarterback Reggie Collier rushes for 88 yards and three touchdowns, while tailback Sam Dejarnette adds 153 yards and two touchdowns, as Southern Miss upsets No. 17 Crimson Tide 38-29.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

Nov. 10, 1990: Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer passes Jim McMahon (1999 College Hall of Fame inductee) as BYU’s career passing yardage leader, completing 35-50 for 484 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Wyoming in Laramie. The game also marks the 21st straight time Detmer passed for 300-plus yards.

Nov. 11, 1989: In Durham, No. 22 North Carolina State falls to Duke despite a record-breaking day for Wolfpack quarterback Shane Montgomery. Montgomery sets a then-NCAA record of 73 pass attempts, while also setting a single-game school passing record for 535 yards. Blue Devils’ wide receiver Clarkston Hines sets an ACC record, catching his 35th career touchdown in Duke’s 35-26 victory.

Nov. 12, 1966: Playing in sub-freezing weather in Minneapolis, Purdue shuts out Minnesota 16-0, securing its first-ever bid to the Rose Bowl. Boilermaker quarterback Bob Griese (1984 College Football Hall of Fame inductee) opens the second half by completing five consecutive passes, including a touchdown pass to Jim Bierne.

Nov. 14, 1992: After losing 14 consecutive games in the series, Iowa State stuns No. 7 Nebraska with a 19-10 upset in Ames. Cyclone coach Jim Walden allows third-string quarterback Marv Seiler to start in the senior’s last home game. Seiler, coming into the game with only 31 yards rushing, dashes 78 yards setting up fullback Chris Ulrich for a two-yard touchdown run. Kicker Ty Stewart adds four field goals.

Nov. 15, 1879: Princeton beats Harvard 1-0 in New Jersey, as the Tigers unveil the concept of using blockers to help advance the ball.

Nov. 16, 1929: Southern California and Notre Dame play before 112,912 at Soldier Field in Chicago, with the Fighting Irish prevailing 13-12. This is the third time in the 1920s that the two schools attract more than 112,000 fans.

-NFF-

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