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fut' bal, a game in which two opposing teams defend goals at opposite ends of the field

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1947 News and Highlights
1947 Football Highlights
Columbia University came from behind to snap a 32-game no-loss Army streak. Undefeated Notre Dame was voted the Number 1 team of 1947 by an AP poll, and Fighting Irish quarterback Johnny Lujack was awarded the Heisman Trophy.
1958 Football Highlights
1958 Football Highlights
Army halfback Pete Dawkins was awarded both the Maxwell and Heisman Memorial trophies. Louisiana State, which ended the season undefeated, was named National Champions by the Associated Press. The Baltimore Colts won the National Football League Championship by beating the New York Giants in sudden death overtime.
1960 Football Highlights
1960 Football Highlights
Minnesota, which won eight of its nine games to garner the Big Ten championship, was voted the Number One college team by both the Associated Press and United Press International. The Eagles defeated the Packers in the NFL play-off, while Houston defeated Los Angeles to win the AFL championship.
Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings
were founded in 1960. To date they have appeared in 4 Super Bowls, but have yet to win an NFL Championship.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots
were founded as the eighth and final franchise of the American Football League in 1969. Originally called the Boston Patriots, the current name was adopted soon after the AFL merged with the NFL. To date they have a total of 3 Super Bowl wins (out of 7 appearances).
Jim Plunkett
Jim Plunkett
set NCAA records for most yards total offense and most passing yards in his three years at Stanford. As a professional player, however, his record was inconsistent from season to season. For example, he began the 1980-81 season as a third-stringer, but ended it as the Super Bowl MVP.
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