This Week In College Football History, Nov. 15-Nov. 21
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
November 20, 1982- At sold-out Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, No. 9 Arkansas, led by College Football Hall of Famers Lou Holtz and Billy Ray Smith, played No. 2 SMU to a 17-17 tie. The Mustangs claimed their first SWC title since 1966, when quarterback Lance McIlhenny drove the Mustangs 80 yards to set up the game-tying quarterback keeper. SMU running back Eric Dickerson rushed for 81 yards in the game to set the all-time SWC rushing record, passing College Football Hall of Famer and Texas running back Earl Campbell. The tie denied SMU a perfect season and the national championship, finishing the season 11-0-1 and No. 2 in the final rankings.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
November 15, 1941: Grambling beat Tillotson, 37-6, Eddie Robinson’s first coaching victory. He would win 408 in 55 years. Robinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
November 15, 1969: Dennis Shaw of San Diego State threw 8 touchdown passes against New Mexico State.
November 16, 1940: Cornell beat Dartmouth 7-3. A review of the film showed Cornell scored on an illegal fifth down. Cornell disclaimed the play and made Dartmouth the winner 3-0.
November 16, 1991: Brigham Young and San Diego State tied 52-52.
November 17, 1990: David Klingler of Houston threw 11 touchdown passes against Eastern Washington.
November 18, 1995: Rusty LaRue, Wake Forest, completed 50 passes against North Carolina State.
November 19, 1927: Going into the last game of the season, Missouri was 6-1, Kansas 2-4-1. Then came the big upset: Kansas 14, Missouri 7.
November 19, 1966: Notre Dame and Michigan State, No. 1 and No. 2 in the national rankings, played to a 10-10 tie.
November 20, 1897: Carlisle Indian School beat Illinois 23-6, an indoor game in the Chicago Coliseum.
November 20, 1982: Stanford led California 20-18 as the gun sounded, ending the game. The Stanford band marched on the field. But there was a play in progress and it had to be finished. California used 5 lateral passes and weaved through the Stanford band. Kevin Moen scored, California won 25-20.
November 20, 1999: LaDainian Tomlinson of Texas Christian rushed for 406 yards against Texas- El Paso.
November 21, 1987: Augustana (Ill.) beat Hiram, 53-0, its 60th consecutive game without a loss. The record for that streak was 59-0-1.