This Week In College Football History, Dec. 13-Dec. 19
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
December 15, 2001: Georgetown defeated Sioux Falls 49-27 to win the NAIA championship. (The NAIA had combined Division I and II into one league.) Eddie Eviston of Georgetown was named NAIA Player of the Year for the third straight year. In three years as Georgetown quarterback, he threw 103 touchdown passes, his team had a 41-1 record and ended the 2001 season with a 28-game winning streak. Eviston had a 3.9 grade point average and received a National Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
December 13, 1997 - Charles Woodson became the third Michigan Wolverine and the first primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. Woodson also saw time at wide receiver and punt returner, and used a key punt return for a touchdown in a win over No. 4 Ohio State to seal the award. No defensive player has won the award since Woodson.
December 14, 1990: Georgia Southern beat Nevada, 36-13, to win the NCAA Division I-AA Championship for the fourth time.
December 14, 1996: Bill Borchert passed for seven touchdowns and 505 yards as Mt. Union beat Rowan, 56-24, for the NCAA Division III Championship. Mt. Union trailed, 24-21, at the half.
December 14, 2002: Grand Valley State beat Valdosta State, 31-24, for the NCAA Division II title.
December 15, 2001: Mt. Union defeated Bridgewater 30-27 to win its 6th title in NCAA Division III.
December 16, 1978: First championship in NCAA Division I-AA: Florida A&M 35, Massachusetts 28.
December 16, 2000: Georgia Southern beat Montana 27- 25 for its 5th title in NCAA Division I-AA.