This Week In College Football History, Nov. 22-Nov. 28
Courtesy of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
November 25, 1898: Pat O'Dea of Wisconsin dropkicked a 62-yard field goal against Northwestern. O'Dea, nicknamed "Kangaroo Kicker", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962.
OTHER NOTABLE DATES:
November 22, 1913: Charles Brickley of Harvard kicked five field goals to beat Yale, 15-5.
November 23, 1968: Harvard, trailing Yale 29-13 with 42 seconds left, scored 16 points for a 29-29 tie.
November 23, 1984: Doug Flutie completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Gerard Phelan on the last play of the game, giving Boston college the victory over Miami (Fla.) 47-45.
November 25, 1920: Texas 7, Texas A&M 3. First game broadcasted on the radio. WTAW, College Station, Tex., carried the game.
November 25, 1971: Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31. The game decided the national championship. In a poll it was voted the game of the century.
November 26, 1904: Walter Eckersall of Chicago returned a kickoff 106 yards against Wisconsin. Eckersall, nicknamed "Eckie", was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1958.
November 26, 1914: Rolla School of Mines beat St. Louis 53-0, ending the season with a record of 8-0 and a scoring margin of 540-0.
November 26, 1926: A crowd of 110,000 at Soldier Field, Chicago, saw Army and Navy play a 21- 21 tie.
November 28, 1942: Boston College was 8-0, ranked No.1 in the national poll. Holy Cross was 3-4-1. Holy Cross beat Boston College 55-12.