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Nov. 5, 1939: Missouri Upsets Unbeaten Nebraska

From the Great sports moments from the pages of the Post-Dispatch series
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Missouri and Illinois shared an unforgettable Saturday in football in 1939. Ol' Mizzou used the sharpshooting confidence of Paul Christman - "I'll pass the burns out of the stadium by the half' - to hand Nebraska its only regular season defeat in two years. And the Illini upset Tom Harmon and Michigan at Champaign, 16-7.

Missouri and Illinois shared an unforgettable Saturday in football in 1939. Ol' Mizzou used the sharpshooting confidence of Paul Christman - "I'll pass the burns out of the stadium by the half' - to hand Nebraska its only regular season defeat in two years. And the Illini upset Tom Harmon and Michigan at Champaign, 16-7.

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