No comparison to Game of the Century talent
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No comparison to Game of the Century talent

Long list includes Heisman Trophy votes, the Maxwell Award, 25 All-Americans, six College Football Hall of Famers and NFL draft picks

Photo: Clinton Jones and Jim Lynch

To understand how the Notre Dame-Michigan State Game of the Century was unlike any other with the grand moniker, start with the collective talent that fueled the chilly afternoon on November 19, 1966.

Then move on to the controversial 10-10 tie. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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