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1974 Big Game Program: Stanford Stuns Cal With 50-Yard Field Goal


The 1974 Big Game featured another bland Touchdown Illustrated cover, but one of the most exciting finishes in series history. Mike Langford booted a 50-yard field goal as time expired to give underdog Stanford a 22-20 win over the Bears. Cal led 10-3 after three quarters and 20-19 with 26 seconds to play. Quarterback Guy Benjamin, who replaced starter Mike Cordova, led Stanford into field goal territory with a pair of passes to Ted Pappas and Brad Williams.

A few inside pages, presented without comment, after the jump...