THIS WEEK IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY
October 31 – November 6
MORRISTOWN, NJ – October 30, 2004 - 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 & College Football Hall of Fame.
October 31, 1959:
In a match of the nation’s #1 and #2 teams, Louisiana State beat Mississippi, 7-3, on Billy Cannon’s
89-yard punt return.
October 31, 1998:
Tee Martin Tennessee completed 23 of 24 passes against South Carolina. His percentage, .958, set a
November 1, 1913: Notre Dame, featuring passes from Gus Dorais to Knute Rockne, upset favored Army, 35-13. Rockne
was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in its inaugural class of 1951.
November 2, 1990: Nevada, down 49-14 in the third quarter, beat Weber State, 55-49.
November 2, 1996: A.J Pittorin of Hartwick rushed for 436 yards against Waynesboro.
November 3, 1990:
In the same game, Matt Voglef of Texas Christian passed for 690 yards, and David Klinger of Houston
for 563. Houston won, 56-35.
November 3, 2001: Arkansas beat Mississippi, 58-56, in seven overtimes.
November 3, 2001:
Joey Harrington of Oregon threw six touchdowns passes against Arizona State.
November 4, 1916: Going in, Minnesota was 4-0, having won 41-7, 47-7, 81-0 and 69-0. Afterward, Minnesota would
play two more games, winning 54-0 and 49-0. Going in, Illinois was 2-2, averaging 13 points a game.
Afterward, Illinois would play two more games, losing one, tying one. The game was played on