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Sports history for Nov. 13, 2013

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 1:00am

Wednesday, Nov. 13

1949 — Chicago’s Bob Nussbaumer intercepts four passes as the Cardinals set an NFL record for points in a regular-season game with a 65-20 victory over the New York Bulldogs.

1964 — St. Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes the first NBA player to score 20,000 points, with 29 in a 123-106 loss to the Cincinnati Royals.

1966 — Don Meredith of the Dallas Cowboys passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-30 victory over the Washington Redskins.

1966 — Garo Yepremian of Detroit kicks six field goals, four in the second quarter, as the Lions edge the Minnesota Vikings 32-31.

1971 — Colorado’s Charlie Davis sets an NCAA record for a sophomore by rushing for 342 yards in a 40-6 victory over Oklahoma State.

1992 — Riddick Bowe wins the world heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield.

1993 — No. 2 Notre Dame runs out to a 17-point lead and hangs on to beat top-ranked Florida State 31-24 when Charlie Ward’s desperation pass is knocked down on the goal line as time expires.

1999 — Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne breaks the major-college career rushing record in the second quarter of Wisconsin’s victory over Iowa. Dayne finishes with 216 yards in the game and 6,397 for his career, breaking the record of 6,279 set last year by Texas’ Ricky Williams.

1999 — Lennox Lewis becomes the undisputed heavyweight champion, winning a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas.

2004 — Chris Byrd retains his IBF heavyweight title on a split decision over Jameel McCline at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In the other title bout, WBA champion John Ruiz retains his title despite being knocked down twice and penalized once in an ugly fight with Andrew Golota.

2005 — In the longest play in NFL history, Chicago defensive back Nathan Vasher returns a missed field goal 108 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half in a 17-9 win against the 49ers.

2009 — McKendree basketball coach Harry Statham wins his 1,000th game with a 79-49 victory over East-West University. The 72-year-old Statham is 1,000-381 at the NAIA school. Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summit is the only other coach of a four-year school to reach 1,000 wins.

2010 — Wisconsin puts up its best offensive showing in 95 years in a 83-20 rout over Indiana. It’s the most points in a Big Ten conference game since Ohio State’s 83-21 victory over Iowa in 1950. It also is the Badgers’ most points since an 85-0 win in 1915 over in-state rival Marquette.

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