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On This Day In History: October 7th

The Highest Scoring College Football Game
On This Day In History: October 7th

On October 7, 1916, the highest scoring game in college football history took place. Georgia Tech completely shut down Cumberland University 222-0. This game’s score remains a legendary record. Unbelievably, Cumberland wasn’t able score a single point. It was a complete mismatch between the two teams.

When the first quarter ended the score was 63-0, and at half time the score was 126-0. However, Georgia Tech didn’t back down. Their coach, John Heisman, encouraged his team to keep playing hard to avoid the possibility of Cumberland catching up. Obviously that wasn’t really necessary. The last two quarters were even shortened to 12 minutes instead of 15 minutes. This game will be remembered as one of the  most one-sided contests in sports history.

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Nora K. Springer (she/her) is a junior at Fillmore Central. She is active in choir and tapestry. Nora enjoys art and reading (a lot). She has a goal to read as many books as she can in a year. Her favorite genre is romance and her favorite author is Jennifer L. Armentrout. Nora doesn't like the taste of coffee, so her go-to Starbucks order is an iced chai latte. Nora LOVES cats and plans on fostering cats in the future. Speaking of the future, Nora hopes to get a master's degree in library science and become a librarian. She also has plans to move out of the United States when she’s older.
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