Courtesy of the University of Missouri
October 6, 1990: The University of Missouri’s National Championship hopes were lost when the University of Colorado’s football team was accidentally given a fifth down and thereby scored a last-minute touchdown to win the game. Colorado refused to forfeit the score when videotapes showed the error.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.