Sunday, November 9, 2008

This Date in College Football History

Nov. 9, 1912: Jim Thorpe (1951 College Football Hall of Fame inductee) leads Carlisle past Army 27-6 at West Point, N.Y. The Cadets squad featured nine future generals, including future U.S. President and NFF Gold Medal recipient Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Indians make history with the first "double wing" formation to spread out defenses.

Credit: The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame