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4th quarter comebacks.

Uncle Buck

Heisman
20 Year Member
In another thread, I mentioned there were rare 4th quarter comebacks during TO's tenure. That made me curious. How many were there? Here's what I found, with one score wins, and NU scoring last with the go ahead in the 4th.

1973 - KU - 10-9, FG with 12:28 left.
1974 - Florida - 13-10, FG with 1:46 left
1976 - Miami - 17-9, 10 points in final 6:24
1976 - OSU - 14-10, TD with 11:57 left
1977 - BAMA- 31-24, TD with 7:12 left
1977 - UNC - 21-17, TD with 3:16 left
1978 - OU - 17-14, FG with 11:51 left
1979 - Iowa - 24-21, FG with 5:52 left
1979 - MIZZOU - 23-20, FG with 3:15 left
1981 - MIZZOU - 6-0, TD with 6 secs left
1983 - OU - 28-21, TD with 14:25 left
1986- So. CARO - 27-24, TD with 1:26 left
1987 - ASU - 35-28, TD with 3:37 left
1991 - KSU - 38-31, TD with 2:47 left
1991, OU - 19-14, TD with 2:57 left
1994 - Miami- 24,17, TD with 2:46 left
1997 - MIZZOU, TD in OT
 

NorthwoodHusker

All Big 10
2 Year Member
In another thread, I mentioned there were rare 4th quarter comebacks during TO's tenure. That made me curious. How many were there? Here's what I found, with one score wins, and NU scoring last with the go ahead in the 4th.

1973 - KU - 10-9, FG with 12:28 left.
1974 - Florida - 13-10, FG with 1:46 left
1976 - Miami - 17-9, 10 points in final 6:24
1976 - OSU - 14-10, TD with 11:57 left
1977 - BAMA- 31-24, TD with 7:12 left
1977 - UNC - 21-17, TD with 3:16 left
1978 - OU - 17-14, FG with 11:51 left
1979 - Iowa - 24-21, FG with 5:52 left
1979 - MIZZOU - 23-20, FG with 3:15 left
1981 - MIZZOU - 6-0, TD with 6 secs left
1983 - OU - 28-21, TD with 14:25 left
1986- So. CARO - 27-24, TD with 1:26 left
1987 - ASU - 35-28, TD with 3:37 left
1991 - KSU - 38-31, TD with 2:47 left
1991, OU - 19-14, TD with 2:57 left
1994 - Miami- 24,17, TD with 2:46 left
1997 - MIZZOU, TD in OT
Reading those scores and games brings back memories and certain respect for some of those teams.
Thanks
 
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weaver75

Special Counsel
5 Year Member
In all but 3 of those games we scored with more than 2 minutes left, in many way more than that. I think that says a lot about our defense, though I guess to know for sure you would have to look at the reverse of this, how many times did TO lose by giving up a 4th quarter score.
 

Uncle Buck

Heisman
20 Year Member
In all but 3 of those games we scored with more than 2 minutes left, in many way more than that. I think that says a lot about our defense, though I guess to know for sure you would have to look at the reverse of this, how many times did TO lose by giving up a 4th quarter score.
Yeah, more times than I care to remember. Sooner magic. I think Wisc beat us with a long pass late in 74.

I may hafta start another thread
 

JHudson

Administrator
Staff member
20 Year Member
This was quite the fourth-quarter comeback. Trailing 16-7 with 12 minutes left and then scoring 30 unanswered.

 

Uncle Buck

Heisman
20 Year Member
This was quite the fourth-quarter comeback. Trailing 16-7 with 12 minutes left and then scoring 30 unanswered.

Absolutely.
And good find. The criteria didn't fit my criteria as a one score win, but definitely was a 4th quarter comebacks.

I listened to that game, and all along was wondering WTH
 
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RedRum

All Legend
10 Year Member
In another thread, I mentioned there were rare 4th quarter comebacks during TO's tenure. That made me curious. How many were there? Here's what I found, with one score wins, and NU scoring last with the go ahead in the 4th.

1973 - KU - 10-9, FG with 12:28 left.
1974 - Florida - 13-10, FG with 1:46 left
1976 - Miami - 17-9, 10 points in final 6:24
1976 - OSU - 14-10, TD with 11:57 left
1977 - BAMA- 31-24, TD with 7:12 left
1977 - UNC - 21-17, TD with 3:16 left
1978 - OU - 17-14, FG with 11:51 left
1979 - Iowa - 24-21, FG with 5:52 left
1979 - MIZZOU - 23-20, FG with 3:15 left
1981 - MIZZOU - 6-0, TD with 6 secs left
1983 - OU - 28-21, TD with 14:25 left
1986- So. CARO - 27-24, TD with 1:26 left
1987 - ASU - 35-28, TD with 3:37 left
1991 - KSU - 38-31, TD with 2:47 left
1991, OU - 19-14, TD with 2:57 left
1994 - Miami- 24,17, TD with 2:46 left
1997 - MIZZOU, TD in OT
That 6-0 Missouri one had me a little intrigued so I went to the game page and watched the end.

NU had it 1st and gaol at the 5. Handed off up the middle to the 3. FG attempt would be almost exactly an extra point for the win.

Missouri calls time out instead of letting the clock run down to a final FG.

FB up the middle for a TD.

NU misses the XP.
 
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