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By Michael Corcoran

The acclaimed writer of Duel within the Sun, hailed as "a excellent golfing time computing device" by way of USA Today, takes readers into the bleachers and onto the enjoying box for an inside of examine the mythical face-off among the Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

On Thanksgiving Day 1971, a list fifty-five million houses tuned in to observe powerhouse collage soccer groups collide. protecting nationwide champion collage of Nebraska was once squaring off opposed to the country's second-ranked group, the Oklahoma Sooners. The Huskers have been using a twenty-nine-game unbeaten streak; the Sooners had the number 1 offense within the nation. either groups have been loaded with All-Americans and destiny NFL stars.

The legend of the sport that turned often called the only best ever performed really started many years prior in Texas, while trainer Emory Bellard got here up with an leading edge plan of assault that may point defenses and provides coaches sleepless nights for the subsequent two decades. The Texas wishbone offense grew to become the debate of wearing the United States, and whilst Oklahoma trainer Chuck Fairbanks followed it for his group in 1970, the foundation was once laid for the epic disagreement with Nebraska. Combining a meticulously researched background of faculty soccer with in-depth interviews, writer Michael Corcoran tells all of it: the play-by-play concepts and methods, the personalities of the avid gamers and coaches who conceived the plans and performed them, the formations and complex blocking off schemes that spelled victory or defeat. Highlights comprise: Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers's storied punt go back, wealthy Glover's incomparable twenty-two tackles, Oklahoma's livid comebacks at any time when they trailed within the video game, and the poignant thoughts of the sport after it used to be over. Nebraska radio play-by-play guy Lyell Bremser echoed the country while he proclaimed, "I by no means suggestion i might reside this lengthy to work out this type of a soccer game."

Filled with shiny info and nail-biting suspense, this publication takes us behind the curtain and into the wealthy background of this essentially legendary conflict. From the roots of either soccer groups, to the gamers, coaches, newshounds, spectators, and lovers, The video game of the Century is a narrative that would resonate with soccer fanatics all throughout America.

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