This Week In College Football History, Oct. 11-Oct. 17
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
Oct. 14, 1889: Christy Mathewson of Bucknell boots a 40-yard dropkick for the only points in the Bison’s 5-0 victory over Lehigh. Mathewson later won 373 games in 17 seasons (1900-16) with baseball’s New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. He is one of just four student-athletes who are members of both the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
October 11, 1984: Mark Ryhancych of Concord intercepted 10 passes against Shepherd.
October 11, 1986: Steve Walsh of Iowa Wesleyan kicked 6 field goals against St. Francis.
October 12, 1968: Barry Swanson of North Park threw 10 touchdown passes against North Central. His team won 104-32.
October 12, 1989: Michael Leuch of Princeton had 370 yards receiving against Brown.
October 12, 2002: Lewis Howes of Principia set an NCAA record with 418 receiving yards against Martin Luther College.
October 13, 1979: Kelly Ellis of Northern Iowa rushed for 382 yards against Western Illinois.
October 14, 1950: Francis "Reds" Bagnell of Pennsylvania rushed for 214 yards and passed for 276 in a 42-26 victory over Dartmouth. His total offense, 490 yards, was a record at the time. As was his record of 14 consecutive pass completions. Bagnell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
October 15, 1887: Yale beat Wesleyan, 106-0.
October 15, 1910: Illinois staged the first Homecoming Game. Illinois beat Chicago, 3-0.
October 15, 1916: Georgia Tech beat Cumberland, 220-0, a record score.
October 15, 1937: Fordham and Pittsburgh played to a 0-0 tie for the third straight year.
October 15, 1986: Kirk Baumgartner of Wisconsin-Stevens Point threw eight touchdowns passes against Wisconsin-Superior.
October 15, 1988: Scott Mitchell of Utah had 617 yards passing and 627 yards of total offense against Air Force.
October 16, 1916: Mark Payne of Dakota Wesleyan dropkicked a 63-yard field goal against Northeast Normal.
October 16, 1976: Tony Franklin of Texas A&M placekicked a 65-yard field goal against Baylor.
October 17, 1964: Tulsa beat Louisville, 58-0. Jerry Rhome was involved in 56 points. He passed for seven touchdowns, ran for two touchdowns and ran for a two-point conversion.
October 17, 1981: Nebraska was listed in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, starting a record 348 consecutive listings. The streak ran through Sept. 22, 2002, lasting 20 years and 11 months.