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This Week in College Football History

(October 12-18 )

October 12, 1968: Barry Swanson of North Park threw 10 touchdown passes against North Central. North Park won, 104-32.

October 12, 1989: Michael Leuch of Princeton had 370 yards receiving against Brown.

October 12, 2002: Lewis Howes of Principia set an NCAA record with 418 receiving yards against Martin Luther College.

October 13, 1979: Kelly Ellis of Northern Iowa rushed for 382 yards against Western Illinois.

October 14, 1889: Christy Matthewson of Bucknell dropkicked a field goal 40 yards to beat Lehigh, 5-0. Field goals counted for five points.

October 14, 1950: Francis "Reds Bagnell of Pennsylvania rushed for 214 yards and passed for 276 in a 42-26 victory over Dartmouth. His total offense, 490 yards, was a record at the time. As was his record of 14 consecutive pass completions.

October 15, 1887: Yale beat Wesleyan, 106-0.

October 15, 1910: Illinois staged the first Homecoming Game. They beat Chicago, 3-0.

October 15, 1937: Fordham and Pittsburgh played to a 0-0 tie for the third straight year.

October 15, 1986: Mark Baumgartner of Wisconsin-Stevens Point threw eight touchdown passes against Wisconsin-Superior.

October 15, 1988: Scott Mitchell of Utah had 617 yards passing against Air Force.

October 16, 1916: Mark Payne of Dakota Wesleyan dropkicked a 63-yard field goal against Northeast Normal.

October 16, 1976: Tony Franklin of Texas A&M placekicked a 65-yard field goal against Baylor.

October 17, 1964: Tulsa beat Louisville, 58-0. Jerry Rhome was involved in 56 points. He passed for seven touchdowns, ran for two touchdowns and ran for a two-point conversion.

October 17, 1981: Nebraska was listed in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, starting a record 348 consecutive listings. The streak ran through Sept. 22, 2002, lasting 20 years and 11 months.

October 18, 1924: Red Grange of Illinois had four long touchdown runs in the first 12 minutes against Michigan. His runs were 95, 67, 56, and 64 yards.

October 18, 1924: Notre Dame beat Army, 13-7, in New York. Four Notre Dame backs, Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden and Don Miller, were playing together for the third year. Grantland Rice, writing in the New York Herald Tribune, gave them a nickname The Four Horsemen.

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