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This Week In College Football History - Sept. 15 - Sept. 21
Morristown, NJ - This Week In College Football History steps back in time to look at some of
Published: 9/18/2002 12:00:00 AM
Morristown, NJ - 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 15, 1973: Ohio State's Archie Griffin against Minnesota started a string of 31 consecutive games of rushing for at least 100 yards. Griffin was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989. 

September 15, 1990: Nate Singleton of Grambling rushed for 334 yards against Virginia Union. 

September 15, 2001: Many major conferences preferred not to play following the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11. 

September 16, 2000: Alvon Brown of Kentucky State rushed for 405 yards against Kentucky Wesleyan. 

September 17, 1927: Birth date of George Blanda, Kentucky star. 

September 17, 1994: Grady Benton of West Texas A&M threw 8 touchdown passes against Howard Payne. 

September 17, 1994: Randy Gatewood of UNLV caught 23 passes against Idaho. 

September 18, 1955: Birth date of Billy Sims, Oklahoma star. Sims was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995. 

September 18, 1982: Rhode Island beat Maine 58-56 in six overtimes. 

September 19, 1954: Birth date of Reggie Williams, Dartmouth star. 

September 20, 1984: Washington State trailed Utah 40-14 with 9 minutes left, rallied and won 42-40. 

September 20, 1996: Morehead, down 35-3 at the half beat Wichita 36-35. 

September 21, 1921: Birth date of Charles Conerly, Mississippi star. Conerly nicknamed "Roach" was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966. 

September 21, 1991: Dustin DeWitt of Iowa Wesleyan attempted 86 passes and completed 61 against Harding. He ran 13 times and set NAIA records for most plays, pass attempts, and pass completions. 

With 119 chapters and over 14,000 members nationwide, The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in America's young people. NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., Play It Smart, The NFF Center for Youth Development Through Sport at Springfield College (Mass.), the NFL-NFF Coaching Academy, and scholarships of nearly $1 million for College and High School Scholar-Athletes.

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