1: On this date in 2007, Appalachian State 34 Michigan 32. The upset in the Big House in front of 109,218, by a school that plays in a stadium that seats 16,650, is considered one of the greatest upsets in the annals of college football.
6: On this date in 1980, Macalester College (St. Paul) 17 Mount Senario College 14, to end an NCAA record 50 consecutive game losing streak that spanned from 1974-1980.
11: On this date in 1971, Houston 23 Rice 21. This was the 1st meeting between eventual cross-town rivals.
12: On this date in 1970, Stanford 34 Arkansas 28. QB Jim Plunkett led No. 10 Stanford to the upset win over No. 4 Arkansas & College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles in Fayetteville.
21: On this date in 1996, Arizona State defeated two-time defending national champion Nebraska 19-0, snapping a 26-game Cornhusker’s winning streak.
22: On this date in 1962, Bill Yeoman of the Houston Cougars, coached his first game. Coach Yeoman was an innovator, inventor of the potent veer offense.
25: On this date in 1884, Yale 113 Dartmouth 0, marking the first time a college football team scored 100 pts.
25: On this day in 1957, The Little Rock 9, a group of African American students, entered Central HS in Little Rock Ark. The landscape of the nation, & in turn college football, forever changed that day.
25: On this date in 1959, Georgia Tech 16 SMU 12. GT upset No. 6 SMU and College Football Hall of Fame QB Don Meredith.
26: On this date in 1953, ND 28 Oklahoma 21. College Football Hall of Fame head coaches Frank Leahy over Bud Wilkinson. The next game, the Sooners tied and then went on to an NCAA-record 47 consecutive wins.
26: On this date in 1998, Prairie View 14 Langston 12 snapping an 80-game losing steak dating back to 1989.
28: On this date in 1940, Miss St 27 Florida 7, 1st game of the season. The Bulldogs went 10-0-1 that season, claimed the SEC Championship, beat Georgetown in the Orange Bowl and finished No.9.
28: On this day in 1968, Morgan St 9 Grambling 7 in front of 64,204 in Yankee Stadium. ABC televised the game showcasing HBCU football.
29: On this date in 1917, Oklahoma 179 Kingfisher College 0 in the 2nd game of the season. The first game, Oklahoma defeated Central Oklahoma, 99-0. Oklahoma went on to finish the season 6-4-1.
29: On this date in 1979, Alabama defeated Vanderbilt 66-3, to go 3-0. The Crimson Tide finished the season 11-0 and National Champions. This was Paul Bear Bryant’s last of his 6 national championship teams.
30: On this date in 1939, Fordham 34 Waynesburg 7. Broadcast by NBC, this was the 1st TV broadcast of college football.
Corey Lynch's blocked FG, App State 34 Michigan 32, 9/1/2007.
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