Posted: Oct 28, 2012 7:44 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2012 7:44 AM
1950 Detroit's Wally Triplett gains 294 yards in kickoff returns and ends up with 331 total yards as the Lions pound the Los Angeles Rams 65-24 on 41 third-quarter points.
1977 Russell Erxleben of Texas kicks a 60-yard field goal in a 26-0 rout of Texas Tech for his third field goal of the season over 60 yards, an NCAA record.
1983 Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards on a 18 carries and scores six touchdowns to lead Holy Cross to a 77-28 rout of Columbia.
1984 Orlando Pizzolato wins the New York Marathon in 2:14:53 and Grete Waitz captures the women's title in 2:29:30.
1994 Arnold Mickens rushes for more than 200 yards for the eighth consecutive game, breaking the NCAA Division I-AA single-season rushing record as Butler beats Evansville 49-14. Mickens' 244 yards gives him a total of 2,111, surpassing the record of 2,016 set by Towson State's Tony Vinson.
2005 Saint Liam comes through in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park with a stirring victory in America's richest race. Taking the lead at the top of the stretch, Saint Liam holds off the challenge of Flower Alley and gives Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey his fifth win in the Classic and 15th victory in the Breeders' Cup.
2005 Top-ranked Southern California wins its 30th straight game, routing Washington State 55-13. The Trojans tie Texas for the 11th-longest winning streak in major college football history.
2006 With a a 34-31 victory over Denver, Indianapolis is the first team to start 7-0 in consecutive seasons since the 1929-31 Green Bay Packers did it three straight times.
2008 Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies finish off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started, capturing their first World Series title since 1980.
2011 Joe Paterno breaks Eddie Robinson's record for victories by a Division I coach with No. 409 in Penn State's sloppy 10-7 win over Illinois.