College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ty Detmer led BYU past defending
Miami (FL) on Sept. 8, 1990. (Photo courtesy of the National Football
This report researched
and written by NFF Communications Assistant Zach Barnett.
Published by Bonesville.net on Sept. 1, 2012
September 3, 1983:
Long Beach State kicker Jose Oceguera became the only player in college
football history to go 5-for-5 on field goal tries in his collegiate
debut as the 49ers toppled Kansas State 28-20 in Manhattan, KS.
September 4, 1993:
South Carolina stunned No. 13 Georgia 23-21 in Athens, GA. The
Gamecocks, who controlled the ball for 10:25 of the final quarter,
marched 55 yards to set up running back Brandon Bennett (24 rushes for
108 yards) to score the winning touchdown as time expired.
September 5, 1981:
Lamar, coming off a 3-8 season in 1980, stunned defending Southwest
Conference champion Baylor 18-17 in Waco, TX. The Cardinals' defense
dominated the day, limiting Baylor quarterback Jay Jeffrey to 16 passing
yards and forcing tailback Walter Abercrombie to fumble at the Lamar
1-yard line. Lamar sealed the win with a 42-yard field goal by Mike
Marlow with just three seconds remaining, giving Lamar its only win over
a SWC team in school history.
September 6, 1975:
In the first college football game ever held at the Louisiana Superdome
in New Orleans, College Football Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson's
Grambling State team defeated Alcorn State 27-3 with future College
Football Hall of Fame quarterback Doug Williams leading the way with
nine completions for 171 yards and four touchdowns.
September 7, 1996: Wake Forest stunned defending Big Ten champion
and No. 18 Northwestern 28-27 after the Demon Deacons blew a pair of
10-point leads. Wake Forest quarterback Brian Kulick connected with
receiver Desmond Clark on a 30-yard touchdown pass with 51 second left
ensuring the one-point victory in Winston-Salem. The win was Wake
Forest's first over a ranked foe since 1979.
September 8, 1990:
In Provo, Utah, College Football Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards
pushed No. 16 BYU to a 28-21 upset of defending national champion and
No. 1 Miami (FL). Cougars QB and future College Football Hall of Fame
inductee Ty Detmer launched his Heisman Trophy campaign by completing
38-of-54 passes for 406 yards with three touchdowns and one
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