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AN UPSIDE-DOWN GAME
Dan Jenkins
November 28, 1966
College football awaited an epic that was supposed to decide the national championship. But it all fell apart when Michigan State faltered after a fast start, and Notre Dame took the easy way out
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November 28, 1966

An Upside-down Game

College football awaited an epic that was supposed to decide the national championship. But it all fell apart when Michigan State faltered after a fast start, and Notre Dame took the easy way out

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"That Haley play," said Parseghian, a total wreck in the locker room after the game. "That was just leakage. We leaked a guy through—blew an assignment." He stared down at the floor. "Damn," he said.

And back outside the Notre Dame door, a pretty Michigan State coed going through the tunnel looked blankly at her boy friend. "Damn," she said. "Damn, damn, damn."

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