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Fifty years before James White ran for a 93-yard touchdownagainst Indiana, another Wisconsin back broke loose for a 91-yard touchdown tobreak a record which had stood for 51 years.
White's TD run might not be seen as improbable -- after all, he is a 1,000-yardrusher who was going against a horrid rush defense.The same can't be said of Tom Brigham's run back on Sept. 21, 1963, which hasto be the most improbable run in the history of the Wisconsin program.The No. 7-ranked Badgers were leading Western Michigan 34-0 at Camp RandallStadium. Western Michigan was driving for a score, but was stopped on theone-foot line as the clock wound down on the game.Wisconsin moved the ball out of the shadow of its own goal line with a coupleof runs to its own 9-yard line. Nowadays, it would be common to see a team havethe quarterback kneel on the ball and run out the final seconds.But in 1963, that wasn't the case.The 6-foot, 183-pound Brigham, described by the Racine Times as an"obscure fourth string Wisconsin fullback" took a handoff and broke through the line forhis historic 91-yard run with just 23 seconds remaining in the game.The UPI report said Brigham "ripped through the center of the line againstan unmanned Western Michigan crew and was in the clear with 70 yards to rununmolested for the counter." The Associated Press wrote Brigham, who wasfrom Two Rivers, Wis., "broke through left tackle, picked up a couple ofblocks and went 91 yards for a touchdown" on an "electrifyingrun."Another view came from the Wisconsin State Journal, which claimed "many ofthe 48,574 fans had left the stadium when with 23 seconds left in the game,Brigham broke loose (taking) a handoff from quarterback Arnie Quaerna, founddaylight in the middle and outlegged the tired Broncos. He was on his own thelast 40 yards."Eddie Gillett had set the UW record of 90 yards against Northwestern in 1912(this run is not counted among Wisconsin's "modern" day records,which begins starting in 1946).Brigham finished the day with two carries for 93 yards.Brigham wasn't a fullback like we see these days -- he set the 440-yard recordin his senior year at Washington High School -- but his run was still quiteunexpected. Despite being only a sophomore, he carried the ball just one moretime while at Wisconsin (also in the 1963 season) and lost one yard.Final stats for Brigham at Wisconsin: three carries, 92 yards and one touchdownrun for the record books.
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Wisconsin Badgers running back James White ripped off a blistering, 93-yard touchdown run on the team's first play from scrimmage against the Indiana Hoosiers
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