1904 — Fullback Sam McAllester is thrown for a touchdown to give Tennessee a 7-0 victory over Alabama. McAllester, wearing a wide leather belt with handles sewn on the side, is repeatedly thrown by two teammates over the line of scrimmage, including the only touchdown of the game.
1949 — The Syracuse Nationals edge the Anderson Packers 125-123 in five overtimes.
1949 — Led by quarterback Joe Paterno, Brown overcomes a 26-7 third-quarter deficit by scoring 34 points in the final 17 minutes to beat Colgate 41-26.
1957 — Cleveland Brown rookie Jim Brown rushes for 232 yards and scores four touchdowns in a 45-31 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
1960 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets an NBA record with 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to the Boston Celtics. Boston’s Bill Russell held the record with 51 rebounds against Syracuse on Feb. 5, 1960.
1977 — Miami’s Bob Griese throws for six touchdowns in a 55-14 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions.
1985 — Ron Brown of the Los Angeles Rams returns two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 34-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
1990 — BYU’s Ty Detmer passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns to set an NCAA record for yards passing in a season in a 45-10 rout of Utah State. Detmer’s 4,869 yards breaks the record of 4,699 set a year earlier by Houston’s Andre Ware.
1996 — Karrie Webb, capping a sensational rookie year, wins the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship to become the first player in tour history to earn more than $1 million in a season.
2002 — Dominant to the very end, Annika Sorenstam finishes off the best LPGA Tour season in 38 years with a 4-under 68 to win the season-ending ADT Championship, her 11th victory of the year.
2007 — Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford sets an NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season. He has four scoring passes to give him 32 this year in the Sooners 48-17 victory over Oklahoma State.
2010 — Boston’s Mark Recchi scores two third-period goals to become the 13th NHL player to reach 1,500 career points and helps the Bruins in a 3-1 win over Florida.
2011 — In the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches, the Baltimore Ravens sack Alex Smith nine times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6. John Harbaugh, 49, gets the best of rookie coach Jim Harbaugh, 47. San Francisco’s eight-game winning streak under Jim Harbaugh is broken.
2013 — Sebastian Vettel wins Formula One’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. The 26-year-old Vettel clinched the title at the Indian GP, becoming the youngest driver to win four world championships.
2015 — The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0 with a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.