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This Week In College Football History - Sept. 8 - Sept. 14
This Week In College Football History steps back in time to look
Published: 9/12/2002 12:00:00 AM
This Week In College Football History steps back in time to look at some of football's greatest highlights, record-breaking performances, and interesting facts, which have shaped the game into what it is today. Throughout the season, many of this column's items are depicted in a changing exhibit at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. 

This Week In College Football is researched and compiled by Pat Harmon, National Football Foundation Historian. *If you choose to use this content in whole or in part, as a courtesy, please credit The National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. 

September 8, 2001: Miami defeats Rutgers 61-0 for a perfect 2-0 start on there way to the national championship, played January 3, 2002 at the Rose Bowl. 

September 10, 1994: Steve McNair of Alcorn State racked up 647 yards in total offense against Chattanooga. 

September 11, 1913: Paul (Bear) Bryant was born in Moro Bottom, Ark. He played football at Alabama. He coached Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Alabama and won 323 games. Bryant was inducted as a coach into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. 

September 13, 1913: Birth date of Clint Frank of Yale, who won the Heisman and Maxwell trophies in 1937. Frank was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. 

September 14, 1940: Birth date of Merlin Olsen, Utah State star. Olsen was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980. 

September 14, 1991: Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for 388 yards against Pacific. 

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