After James White scored on a 93-yard touchdown run against Indiana on Wisconsin's first play from scrimmage against the Hoosiers on Saturday, there was a mad scramble to the Badgers record book to see where White's run stacked up among UW's longest.
But one man knew as soon as White got past the line that the running back was en route to the longest run in school history. That's because he had set the record 50 years earlier.
"I knew what the record was and I knew they were set up at the 7. As soon as he got through I said, 'There it goes,'" said Tom Brigham, who set the UW record with a 91-yard touchdown run in the waning moments of 41-0 win over Western Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 21, 1960. "Good for him. Fifty years is a long time, it was time (for it to be broken).
"That was my gut reaction. I was excited. I remember how excited I was when it occurred."
Brigham's run was as improbable as it gets, which I documented here.
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