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Fifth Down Game (1990)... Colorado Buffaloes...



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October 07, 1990

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 7, 1990

* Colorado Buffaloes college football
* "Fifth Down Game" debacle


The bottom of the front page of the sport's section has a two column heading: "Colorado Takes Fifth, Wins" with subhead. (see) First report coverage continues inside. This enabled Colorado to stay undefeated and eventually take a share of the national title with Georgia Tech.
Complete 1st and sport's sections only totaling 64 pages, very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Fifth Down Game was a college football game that included a play that the crew officiating the game permitted to occur in error. That play enabled the Colorado Buffaloes to defeat the Missouri Tigers by scoring a touchdown on the last play of their game on October 6, 1990. The ensuing controversy cast doubt on Colorado's claim to Division I-A's 1990 national championship, which it shares with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. It has been called one of the top memorable moments and blunders in college football history.

Category: The 20th Century