September 9, 1974 - The Earliest Start To Date

Wanting to build on the success of its then-new NFL Monday Night Football package, ABC first aired a Monday night regular season college game on September 9, 1974, with ND winning at Georgia Tech, 31-7. ND was the defending national champion and it was the GT debut of Pepper Rodgers, who previously had successful stints at Kansas and UCLA. The game was moved up from November 9 for TV. The 1974 NFL season started the following weekend. The 1974 opener was ND's earliest ever at the time, by far; previously, ND never had played earlier than September 18.

Keywords: football, georgia tech

Posted On: 2014-01-16 00:15:01 by IrishTrpt07


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