This Week in College Football History:

DALLAS -- October 23, 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.

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Oct. 31, 1914: Cincinnati's Bearcat mascot is "born" as the unnamed team plays on the moniker of its standout fullback Leonard K. "Teddy" Baehr. Cheerleader Norman Lyon invents the cheer "Come on, Baehr-cat!" as UC upsets Southern power Kentucky 14-7. The student paper adapts the cheer and nicknames the team the "Bearcats," complete with a cartoon with a bear's face and cat's body.


Oct. 30, 1993: Auburn retires the No. 34 jersey worn by Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson from 1982-85 at weekend ceremonies before the AU- Arkansas game. The 1985 Heisman recipient is the Tigers' second player so honored along with 1971 Heisman honoree and fellow College Football Hall of Famer Pat Sullivan. Auburn and Arkansas play to a 24- 24 deadlock.

Nov. 1, 2003: Pittsburgh wideout Larry Fitzgerald sets an NCAA record with a touchdown catch in his 14th consecutive game as the Panthers edge Boston College 24-13. Fitzgerald also makes his 28th career TD reception for a two-season NCAA FBS record at the time.

Nov. 2, 1990: Nevada rallies for 36 points after trailing Weber State 49-19 in the middle portion of the third quarter. Nevada downs WSU 55-49 in a special Friday night contest.

Nov. 3, 1984: Army plays its first night game at Michie Stadium against Air Force, downing the Falcons 24-12 before a national television audience on ESPN. QB Rob Healy paces the Black Knights' pounding rushing attack of 261 yards with 73 net yards while piloting the wishbone offense.

Nov. 4, 1978: No. 11 Navy enters a standoff with No. 15 Notre Dame at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium as the favored team but falls to coach Dan Devine's Fighting Irish 27-7. RB Vagas Ferguson leads the charge with a school-record 219 yards rushing for Notre Dame - highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown scamper.

Nov. 5, 1884: When end zones exceeded 10 yards in depth and fields were not uniformly lined (even the maximum 100-yard distance between goal lines), Wyllys Terry of Yale races 115 yards on a scrimmage play (ball is marked inches from the end line) for a still-standing school record against Wesleyan (Conn.) in a 46-0 victory. That record still stands, as FBS marks cannot exceed 99 yards on a play from scrimmage or 100 yards on a ball returned from the end zones.

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