This Week In College Football History, Aug. 23-Aug. 29
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
As part of an on-going 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.
Aug. 26, 1995: In the first on-campus rendition of the Pigskin Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Lloyd Carr’s coaching debut for the Wolverines, Michigan makes its then-biggest comeback in school history from a 17-0 deficit in the fourth quarter to outlast Virginia 18-17. Wolverines’ QB Scott Dreisbach sparked the come-from-behind thriller with 27-for-52 passing, 372 yards and two touchdowns. He drove Michigan 80 yards for the winning TD in the final 2:35 to cap the one-point verdict.
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Aug. 27, 1986: Alabama edges Ohio State 16-10 in the annual Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. The Crimson Tide rallies from a 10-6 deficit on a three-yard pass from future ‘Bama head coach and then-QB Mike Shula to wideout Albert Bell and a 28-yard field goal by Van Tiffin.
Aug. 28, 1999: NC State uses three blocked punts to upend No. 17 Texas 23-20 in Austin. Texas’ defense holds the Wolfpack to 172 yards, but the opportunistic NCSU special teams pulled out the triumph in the final quarter. The Wolfpack’s Eric Leak blocked one punt to cause a safety and returned the third block of the game (by teammate Terrence Holt) 48 yards for the winning TD with 3:22 left in the contest.
Aug. 29, 1992: Texas A&M spoils the return of Stanford coach Bill Walsh with a 10-7 upset in the Pigskin Classic in Anaheim, Calif. Coach R.C. Slocum’s Aggies get the three-point win as PK Terry Venetoulias hits a 39-yard field goal with 4:27 left in the game. The Aggies roll to a perfect regular season while Stanford shares the ’92 Pacific-10 Conference title.