This Week In College Football History, Oct. 18-Oct. 24
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
October 22, 1983- Nebraska, led by College Football Hall of Famers coach Tom Osborne and running back Mike Rozier, scored 41 points in 2:55 minutes of possession time to beat Colorado 69-19 in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers recorded six touchdowns and five PATs during the stretch that spanned 9:10 of total playing time in the third quarter.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
October 18, 1924: Red Grange of Illinois had touchdown runs of 95, 67, 56, and 44 yards in the first 12 minutes against Michigan. Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
October 18, 1924: Notre Dame beat Army 13-7 at New York. Four Notre Dame backs; Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, and Don Miller were in their third season together. Grantland Rice, writing in the New York Herald Tribune, gave them a name, The Four Horsemen. All four where inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Stuhldreher in 1958, Crowley in 1966, Layden in 1951, and Miller in 1970.
October 19, 1963: Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas linebacker, made 29 tackles against Texas.
October 19, 1985: Dale Klein of Nebraska kicked 7 field goals against Missouri.
October 19, 1991: Anthony Dodson of Greenville scored 8 touchdowns against Blackburn.
October 19, 2002: Andrew Walter of Arizona State passed for 536 yards in a 45-42 victory over Oregon.
October 20, 1888: Yale ended a 4-game, 8-day road trip. Yale beat Pennsylvania, Wesleyan, Amherst, and Williams.
October 20, 1923: Mickey Cochrane of Boston University kicked a 52-yard field goal against Brown.
October 20, 1936: The Associated Press published its first national rankings, with Minnesota No. 1.
October 20, 1951: Ollie Matson of San Francisco returned kickoffs 94 and 90 yards in a 32-26 victory over Fordham. San Francisco was en route to a 9-0 season. The coach was Joe Kuharich. The sports information director was Pete Rozelle. Matson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
October 20, 1984: Washington State, down 42-14 in the third quarter, beat Stanford, 49-42.
October 21, 2000: Luke McCown of Louisiana Tech completed 47 passes against Auburn.
October 22, 1891: Herbert Hoover called a meeting of Stanford students to start a football team. He served as student manager. The first coach was Walter Camp, known as the father of college football in 1892. Hoover later became the 31st president of the United States. Camp was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
October 23, 1918: Major Frank Cavanaugh was wounded in France in World War I. He was a football coach at Cincinnati, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, Boston College and Fordham. His life story was made into a movie, "The Iron Major," with Pat O'Brien in the lead role. Cavanaugh, nicknamed "The Iron Major", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.
October 23, 1930: Eureka beat Illinois Wesleyan 12-0 with Ronald Reagan at right guard. Whittier lost to San Bernardino 13-0 with Richard Nixon as a substitute end. Reagan and Nixon became U.S. presidents.
October 24, 1957: John Hadl of Kansas had a 94-yard punt return against Oklahoma. Hadl was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.