This Week In College Football History, Nov. 8-Nov. 14
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
November 14, 1970: 75 people, including 43 Marshall University football players and coaches were killed when a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed in the mountains just short of the Huntington, West Virginia, Tri-State Airport.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
November 9, 1912: Carlisle Indian School beat Army 27-6. Jim Thorpe played for Carlisle, Dwight Eisenhower for Army. Thorpe had a 95-yard touchdown run and scored 22 of Carlisle's 27 points. Thorpe scored 25 touchdowns and 198 points in the 1912 season. Eisenhower suffered a leg injury in this game, ending his football career. Thorpe, nicknamed "Bright Path", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
November 10, 1984: Jackie Jackson of Southwestern (Kansas) scored eight touchdowns against McPherson. J. Pittorin of Hartwick rushed for 436 yards against Waynesboro.
November 10, 1984: Maryland, down 31-0, beat Miami (Fla.), 42-40.
November 10, 2001: Grand Valley State ended the season with a Division II scoring record, an average of 58.4 points a game. David Kircus of Grand Valley caught 28 touchdown passes in the season, an NCAA record.
November 11, 1939: Texas Tech and Centenary combined for 77 punts. Texas Tech had 39, Centenary 38.
November 11, 1978: Eddie Lee Ivery of Georgia Tech rushed for 356 yards against Air Force.
November 12, 1894: Arthur Poe of Princeton stole the ball from a Yale player and ran 95 yards for a 6-0 victory. Poe, nicknamed "Dirty Face", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.
November 13, 1993—No. 1 Florida State visited No. 2 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. for the first-ever on-site broadcast by ESPN’s College GameDay. Originally airing in 1987, GameDay was broadcast from ESPN’s studio in Bristol, Connecticut until hitting the road for the showdown between the two top-ranked teams. The Seminoles’ late charge, led by College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Ward and running back Warrick Dunn, fell short and the Irish beat the Seminoles, 31-24.
November 13, 1875: Harvard beat Yale 4-0, their first meeting.
November 13, 1982: Southern Mississippi beat Alabama 38-29, ending Alabama's 57-game home winning streak.
November 14, 1899: Sewanee ended a road trip of 5 games in 6 days. The trip covered 3,000 miles November 9-14. Sewanee beat Texas, Texas A&M, Tulane, Louisiana State, and Mississippi.
November 14, 1908: Washington beat Oregon 15-0, starting a 39 game winning streak.
November 14, 1953: Houston beat Baylor 37-7. Hugh Cullen said he was "thrilled by the spirit shown by the Houston team" and donated $2 million to the school.