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This Week (Sept. 4 - Sept. 10) in College Football History


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This Week in College Football History:

Sept. 4 - Sept. 10

DALLAS -- August 31, 2007 - As part of an on- going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 139 years. During the season, many of these events are featured in a changing exhibit at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.


Sept. 5, 1906: Saint Louis QB Bradbury Robinson throws the first legal forward pass in football history to Jack Schneider as the Billikens down Carroll College 22-0 in Waukesha, Wis. Bradbury gets instructions to throw the ball from head coach Eddie Cochems, and the initial try in the first quarter falls incomplete.


Sept. 4, 1982: Georgia edges Clemson 13-7 in a tussle between the two most recent national champions -Georgia in '80 and Clemson in '81. DE Stan Dooley runs back a blocked punt for the Bulldogs' lone TD of the contest while NFF College Hall of Fame PK Kevin Butler adds the decisive six points on a pair of field goals.

Sept. 6, 1997: Florida QB Doug Johnson ties a NCAA Division I-A mark by throwing seven touchdown passes in the first half of a 82-6 victory over Central Michigan in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators pile up over 500 yards via the air and bolt to a 5-0 start before closing the year at 10-2.

Sept. 7, 1989: Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer begins a streak of throwing a touchdown pass in 35 consecutive games, but the Cougars drop a 46- 41 decision to Washington State in Provo, Utah. Detmer ends the evening with 537 yards, four TDs and 34-for-53 in the aerial department.

Sept. 8, 1973: Future NFF Hall of Fame head coach Tom Osborne in his first game as head coach succeeds Hall of Famer Bob Devaney and leads Nebraska to a 40-13 win over UCLA. It also was the initial contest after 1972 NU stars Johnny Rodgers (Heisman Trophy) and Rich Glover (Outland) finished their careers.

Sept. 9, 2000: TCU records a NCAA-record 15 quarterback sacks as the Horned Frogs score a 41-10 victory at Nevada.

Sept. 10, 1994: All-America Alcorn State QB Steve McNair has one of his best individual performances with 646 yards of total offense in a 54- 28 win at Tennessee-Chattanooga. He passed for eight TDs and 491 yards and rushed for 155 yards and one score.

they seem to have left out the debut of the fastest rising football program ever...

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