On This Day in Sports Odds History


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1971 (College Football): In a battle of unbeatens, #1 Nebraska goes on the road and defeats #2 Oklahoma 35-31 behind running back Jeff Kinney's 4 touchdowns and 171 yards rushing. The Cornhuskers covered as 1½-point favorites as they would go on to defeat Alabama in the Orange Bowl and finish the season #1 in the AP Poll.


1980 (Boxing): At the Superdome in New Orleans, Sugar Ray Lonard avenges the first loss of his career by defeating Roberto Durán by TKO 2:44 into the 8th round. Leonard was a -140 favorite as he improved to 28-1. Durán famously turned his back to Leonard and quit after saying "No Más" to referee Octavio Meyran. Durán said he was having stomach cramps due to overeating after the weigh-in.


1993 (NFL): On a snowy Thanksgiving in Dallas, the Miami Dolphins defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-14 on Pete Stoyanovich's 19-yard field goal as time expired. The Dolphins were 10-point road underdogs and the game stayed under the total of 38 points. The Cowboys appeared to have won the game after they blocked Stoyanovich's 40-yard attempt but Leon Lett tried picking up the ball and the Dolphins ended up recovering the ball at the 1-yard line leading to the game winning field goal.