Tuesday , December 7 2021

‘Games of the Century’: 7 of College Football’s Most Epic Clashes

For at least the first half of the 20th century, college football was more popular than the professional version. So, when powerhouses met then, the games often had a larger-than-life quality. On rare occasions, the combination of blueblood programs, high stakes and intense media coverage created a matchup that transcended all others. Those games were billed by the media as a “Game of the Century.” Here is a look at seven such games from the 20th century and what made them so special.

1. November 2, 1935: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

What made it special: This was the first game the media called “The Game of the Century,” and despite the fact that it was contested in the midst of the Great Depression, demand for tickets was off the charts. Some tickets sold for $50 each, and rumors of counterfeit tickets abounded. 

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