Howard Griffith, Red Grange and Eight TDs in a game

It’s a funny story, really.

As much as everyone knows about former Illinois running back Howard Griffith’s record breaking 8 touchdown game against Southern Illinois, hardly anyone ever saw it.

It wasn’t televised and the only existing recording appears to be Illinois’ coach’s film. Memorial Stadium also wasn’t full that day, so the number of people that saw the game as it happened is actually even lower.

It was still one of the most memorable occurrences of Griffith’s life. [Read more…]