College Football’s Most Memorable Games, 2d ed.

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About the Book

Presented here are 60 games featuring some of the most outstanding efforts in history—dramatic comebacks (such as USC’s 1974 triumph over Notre Dame), stunning upsets (Columbia’s 21–20 win over Army in 1947 or Appalachian State’s over Michigan, 34–32, in 2007—see front cover), great individual efforts (Jim Brown’s 43 points in a single game), bizarre plays (Roy Riegel’s wrong-way run that helped Georgia Tech defeat California), and Yale–Harvard, 29–29, in 1968 (the latter scoring 16 points in the final 42 seconds). Each story includes the highlights of the games, with quotes from many of the principals, a look at the contest’s effects on football overall, career follow-ups for the key participants, and seasonal wrap-ups for the teams involved.

About the Author(s)

Fred Eisenhammer lives in Agoura Hills, California.
Sportswriter Eric B. Sondheimer lives in Van Nuys, California.

Bibliographic Details

Fred Eisenhammer and Eric B. Sondheimer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 236
Bibliographic Info: 83 photos, references, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4940-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6185-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      xi
Preface      1
Introduction      5

Notre Dame Passes Into a New Era
Notre Dame 35, Army 13 • November 1, 1913      9
Illinois’ Grange Runs Up 402 Yards
Illinois 39, Michigan 14 • October 18, 1924      12
Notre Dame Wins One for “The Gipper”
Notre Dame 12, Army 6 • November 10, 1928      15
Riegels Leads Cal the Wrong Way
Georgia Tech 8, Cal 7 • January 1, 1929      17
Columbia Sandbags Stanford
Columbia 7, Stanford 0 • January 1, 1934      20
Notre Dame Displays Luck of the Irish
Notre Dame 18, Ohio State 13 • November 2, 1935      24
SMU’s Wilson Bests TCU’s Baugh
Southern Methodist 20, Texas Christian 14 • November 30, 1935      28
Baugh Enjoys Stirring TCU Farewell
Texas Christian 16, Marquette 6 • January 1, 1937      32
USC Subs Sink Duke
USC 7, Duke 3 • January 2, 1939      35
Harmon’s Birthday Produces Michigan Celebration
Michigan 41, Cal 0 • September 28, 1940      38
New Formation Fits Stanford to a T
Stanford 21, Nebraska 13 • January 1, 1941      40
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Texas’ Layne Lights Up the Scoreboard
Texas 40, Missouri 27 • January 1, 1946      43
Army, Notre Dame Battle to a Draw
Army 0, Notre Dame 0 • November 9, 1946      46
Army Weathers Stormy Second Half to Outlast Navy
Army 21, Navy 18 • November 30, 1946      51
Columbia Rallies to Snap Army’s 32-Game Unbeaten Streak
Columbia 21, Army 20 • October 25, 1947      54
Rice’s Moegle Magnificent Despite Off-the-Bench Tackle
Rice 28, Alabama 6 • January 1, 1954      57
Kaiser’s First Field Goal Lifts Michigan State
Michigan State 17, UCLA 14 • January 2, 1956      61
Syracuse’s Brown Scores NCAA-Record 43 Points
Syracuse 61, Colgate 7 • November 17, 1956      64
Notre Dame Shatters Oklahoma’s 47-Game Winning Streak
Notre Dame 7, Oklahoma 0 • November 16, 1957      67
Cannon Provides Firepower for LSU
Louisiana State 7, Mississippi 3 • October 31, 1959      70
USC’s 42 Points Barely Enough
USC 42, Wisconsin 37 • January 1, 1963      73
USC’s Big Win Not So Rosy
USC 20, Notre Dame 17 • November 28, 1964      76
“Gutty Little Bruins” Rise Up
UCLA 14, Michigan State 12 • January 1, 1966      80
Notre Dame Settles for Its Comeback Tie
Notre Dame 10, Michigan State 10 • November 19, 1966      84
USC, Simpson Sprint Past UCLA
USC 21, UCLA 20 • November 18, 1967      87
Texas A&M’s Stallings Bears Down Against His Teacher
Texas A&M 20, Alabama 16 • January 1, 1968      91
Harvard’s Champi Enjoys a Dream Performance
Harvard 29, Yale 29 • November 23, 1968      94
A Royal Gamble Pays Off
Texas 15, Arkansas 14 • December 6, 1969      97
Stanford Beats the Odds, Ohio State
Stanford 27, Ohio State 17 • January 1, 1971      100
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Nebraska Lives Up to No. 1 Billing
Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31 • November 25, 1971      103
Stanford Repeats Rose Bowl Upset
Stanford 13, Michigan 12 • January 1, 1972      107
UCLA’s Wishbone Cracks No. 1 Nebraska
UCLA 20, Nebraska 17 • September 9, 1972      110
USC’s Davis Flashes Into Spotlight
USC 45, Notre Dame 23 • December 2, 1972      113
Big Ten Rivals Fit to Be Tied
Ohio State 10, Michigan 10 • November 24, 1973      116
Parseghian Makes the Winning Call
Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23 • December 31, 1973      119
USC Scores Final 55 Points in Huge Reversal
USC 55, Notre Dame 24 • November 30, 1974      122
USC Shuns Tie, Overcomes Ohio State
USC 18, Ohio State 17 • January 1, 1975      126
USC Outlasts Notre Dame, Montana
USC 27, Notre Dame 25 • November 25, 1978      128
Hayes’ Punch Mars Gator Bowl
Clemson 17, Ohio State 15 • December 29, 1978      133
Notre Dame, Montana Dazzling in Fourth Quarter
Notre Dame 35, Houston 34 • January 1, 1979      137
Alabama’s Defense Pins Penn State
Alabama 14, Penn State 7 • January 1, 1979      141
BYU Celebrates Holiday Bowl Comeback
Brigham Young 46, Southern Methodist 45 • December 19, 1980      143
Alabama’s Bear Makes His Mark
Alabama 28, Auburn 17 • November 28, 1981      147
Five Laterals Later, Cal Prevails
Cal 25, Stanford 20 • November 20, 1982      150
Miami Wins Game for the Ages
Miami 31, Nebraska 30 • January 2, 1984      153
Maryland’s Miraculous Comeback
Maryland 42, Miami 40 • November 10, 1984      155
Flutie’s Fabulous Finish
Boston College 47, Miami 45 • November 23, 1984      159
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Iowa Gets Big Kick Out of Victory
Iowa 12, Michigan 10 • October 19, 1985      163
Penn State Grounds Testaverde
Penn State 14, Miami 10 • January 2, 1987      166
Notre Dame Survives Brawl with Miami
Notre Dame 31, Miami 30 • October 15, 1988      169
Amazing Drive Propels Miami
Miami 27, Notre Dame 10 • November 25, 1989      173
Five Downs and a Cloud of Controversy
Colorado 33, Missouri 31 • October 6, 1990      176
Nebraska’s Finishing Kick
Nebraska 45, Missouri 38 (overtime) • November 8, 1997      179
Hurricanes Downgraded
Ohio State 31, Miami 24 (two overtimes) • January 3, 2003      184
Overtime Kings
Arkansas 71, Kentucky 63 (seven overtimes) • November 1, 2003      189
USC Wins on a Push
USC 34, Notre Dame 31 • October 15, 2005      194
Texas, Young Scramble USC’s Plans
Texas 41, USC 38 • January 4, 2006      198
An Engaging Performance
Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42 (overtime) • January 1, 2007      203
Bringing Down the House
Appalachian State 34, Michigan 32 • September 2, 2007      207
Bowden Bows Out in Style
Florida State 33, West Virginia 21 • January 1, 2010      211

Bibliography      217
Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of the first edition: “pithy, exciting, three-to-six page stories…some of finest moments in intercollegiate sports…the stories will keep readers at the edge of their armchairs”—Library Journal.