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This Week in College Football History: Oct. 20-Oct. 26
This Week in College Football History: Oct. 20-Oct. 26 As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Coll
Published: 10/15/2008 3:22:00 PM

This Week in College Football History: Oct. 20-Oct. 26

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 139 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:

Oct. 26, 1985: In El Paso, UTEP stuns No. 7 Brigham Young, ending the Cougars’ 25-game conference winning streak. Miners’ defensive back Danny Taylor runs back a Robbie Bosco interception 100 yards for a touchdown, upsetting the Cougars 23-16.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES:

Oct. 20, 1956: Playing in 90 mile-per-hour winds, Texas A&M upsets No. 4 Texas Christian University in “The Hurricane Game.” The Horned Frogs reach the Aggies’ goal line three times in the first half, but are unable to convert. A controversial call by the referees declares that future College Football Hall of Famer Jim Swink’s dive into the end zone is inches shy of the goal line. Future Hall of Famer John David Crow’s eight-yard touchdown catch plus Loyd Taylor’s extra point seal the Aggies 7-6 win in College Station.

Oct. 21, 1989: In Knoxville, Alabama and Tennessee enter the game undefeated for the first time since 1973. Tide quarterback Gary Hollingsworth sets a school record for completions going 32-46 for 379 yards and three touchdowns, while tailback Siran Stacy adds four touchdowns in No. 10 Bama’s triumph over the No. 6 Volunteers 47-30.

Oct. 22, 1904: Bobby Marshall scores the most points ever by a player with 72 (almost half his team’s total) in Minnesota’s 146-0 triumph over Grinnell (Iowa) in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers go on to finish the season a perfect 13-0.

Oct. 23, 1976: Pittsburgh tailback Tony Dorsett (1994 College Football Hall of Famer) breaks Archie Griffin’s (1986 College Football Hall of Famer) NCAA record for career rushing with 5,206 yards while becoming the first player to rush for 1,000 yards four straight seasons, as the Panthers shutout Navy 45-0 in Annapolis.

Oct. 24, 1964: In New York, Columbia quarterback Archie Roberts throws for 320 yards and four touchdowns, setting a then Lions’ school record for career passing yards in a 38-35 loss to Rutgers.

Oct. 25, 1980: In his first career start, SMU freshman quarterback Lance McIlhenny runs the Mustangs’ new option offense to perfection in a 20-6 shocker over No. 2 Texas in Austin. Craig James’ 53-yard touchdown run in the third quarter puts SMU in front for good.

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