This Week In College Football History, Sept. 20-Sept. 26
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
September 26, 1992- Hawaii kicker Jason Elam set the WAC all-time scoring record with 327 points by nailing three field goals, including a 56-yarder, to lead the up-start Warriors past BYU 36-32 in Honolulu. The Cougars were forced to play third-string quarterback Ryan Hancock following the loss of back-up Steve Clements.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
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.
September 21, 1991- No. 15 Texas A&M stumbled on the road at Tulsa, losing to the Golden Hurricane 35-34 after building a 21-3 lead in the first half. Tulsa rushed for 240 yards and took the lead after a 19-point third quarter. Following an Aggie touchdown, Golden Hurricane quarterback T.J. Rubley threw a 63-yard pass to seal the victory.
September 22, 1956- No. 3 Notre Dame dropped its first ever game in September to unranked SMU in Dallas, 19-13. Tied 13-13 late in the fourth quarter, Mustang running back Lon Slaughter scored on a "Statue of Liberty" play with 1:40 remaining in the game to secure the upset.
September 23, 1972- Sonny Sixkiller, quarterback for the 15th-ranked Washington, brought the Huskies back from a 21-0 halftime deficit to beat Purdue 22-21 in West Lafayette. Washington kicker Steve Wiezbowski split the uprights with 2:01 remaining in the game to avoid the upset. Boilermakers’ quarterback Gary Danielson rushed for 213 yards in a losing effort.
September 24, 1976- Penn kicker Tim Mazzetti tied the Ivy League record for the longest field goal in league history after booting a 54-yard kick vs. Lehigh. The kick was all for naught, however, as the Quakers fell 20-24 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
September 25, 1948—Bennie Oosterbaan led the Wolverines to a victory his first game as Michigan’s head coach, a 13-7 win at Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. The Wolverines finished the 1948 season with a perfect 9-0 record, the first time a head coach achieved an undefeated season in his first year on the job. The feat has been duplicated four times since, most recently in 2001 by Larry Coker’s Miami Hurricanes.