Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This Week in College Football History

-Couresty of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.


Sept. 18, 1999: RB Ron Dayne of Wisconsin becomes the Big Ten Conference's career rushing leader with 5,615 yards, but the No. 8 Badgers fall at Cincinnati in a 17-12 upset. Bearcats' RB Deontey Kenner cruises five yards for the winning touchdown.


Sept. 19, 1964: 1991 College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff (Florida State) squares off against younger brother and Miami QB Bob Biletnikoff in the in-state rivalry. Fred catches nine passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the 14-0 Seminole victory, while the stingy FSU defense holds Bob and fellow QB Rick Swan to only 79 passing yards on the night.

Sept. 20, 1984: Washington State trails Utah 40-14 with nine minutes left in the game before rallying for 28 unanswered points to win 42- 40.

Sept. 21, 1997: Army defeats Duke for the first time since 1984 with a 35-17 triumph over the Blue Devils. It is also the Black Knights' first victory over an ACC team since 1989. Army QB Ronnie McAda rushes for 88 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns while hitting 7-of-8 passes for 225 yards, 32.1 yards per completion, and a 80-yard TD strike to WR Ron Thomas.

Sept. 22, 1973: Maryland ends North Carolina's ACC-longest winning streak at 15 games with a 23-3 victory in Chapel Hill, N.C. Terps' QB Al Neville throws a pair of touchdown passes, Maryland's defense limits the Tar Heels to 210 total yards, and UM sets sail on its first winning season since 1962.

Sept. 23, 2000: UAB, playing its second season in Conference USA, upsets LSU 13-10 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge behind head coach Watson Brown. It is the Blazers' first triumph over a Southeastern Conference opponent and occurs on LSU's Homecoming. Rhett Gallego decides the outcome with a 32-yard field goal on the game's final play.

Sept. 24, 1994: NFF Hall of Fame head coach LaValle Edwards of Brigham Young wins his 200th game as the Cougars edge New Mexico 49-47 in Provo. At the time, Edwards is the 13th coach in NCAA Division I-A (now the FBS) to hit the 200-victory plateau.

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