The Galloping Ghost

The date was October 24, 1924 and Harold “Red” Grange, known to the sports world as the galloping ghost, put on n awesome display of running, scoring five touchdowns for the University of Illinois in just three quarters of play.  His initial TD jaunt was 90 yards on the opening kickoff.  On the very first play of the next Illini possession, the sensational speedster raced around right end and ran 65 yards to paydirt.  A couple of minutes later, he went 55 yards for his third score, and then scored a fourth time on a 45 yard jaunt before the quarter came to a close.  With his elusive moves and lightning speed, Grange amassed 255 yards on four TD runs.

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