68 days...

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  1. Hawker45

    Hawker45 Founding Member

    Dec 19, 2004
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    Hey, you guys showed up on our board.

    68 days.... 1968

    In 1968, the NCAA put in a rule that the clock would stop after each first down to allow the chains to be reset, which added an average of 14 more plays per game.
    The University of Houston became the first team in college history to average more than 500 yards per game (562) and also set a modern day scoring record of 42.5 ppg.

    Some of the big scores that year with the rule change:
    Iowa 68, Northwestern 34
    Virginia 63, Tulane 47
    Arizona St. 63, New Mexico 28
    Ohio 60, Cincinnati 48
    West Texas St. 55, Western Michigan 36.
    Houston 100, Tulsa 6.

    In 1968, LSU became the first team to win two bowl games in the same year, beating Wyoming 20-13 in the Sugar Bowl and FSU, 31-27, in the Peach Bowl. (I don't know if this is true, but I did check and found LSU played in bowl games the same year in 1963, 1968, 1971, 1985, 1987, and 2005... and 1968 was the only year you won both games.)

    And who of the right age and mind could forget:

    The Heidi Game (November 17, 1968, New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders) With its nationally-televised game running late, NBC begins to show the movie Heidi just moments after the Jets' Jim Turner kicked what appears to be the game-winning field goal with 1:05 remaining. While millions of irate fans, missing the finale, jammed NBC's phone lines, the Raiders scored 2 touchdowns in eight seconds during the final minute to win 43-32.

    Man, the things we do to kill the slow days of summer!!!!!
  2. TigerNtz

    TigerNtz Ridley

    Feb 12, 2006
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    Good FYI... I didnt know that was the year the rule was changed.

    I cant believe the Houston vs Tulsa game...
  3. www.six3.us

    www.six3.us Founding Member

    Jul 22, 2003
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    was that the last TULANE scored 47+ points?

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