Joe Montana

Situation: 1979 Cotton Bowl, Notre Dame vs. Houston Injury: Flu What happened: With his team trailing, 20-12, Fighting Irish quarterback Joe Montana remained in the locker room as the second half began. During the game, his body temperature had dipped to 96 degrees and he had to fight off hypothermia. Montana spent the third quarter eating chicken soup while being covered with hot packs. Houston had built a 34-12 lead over Notre Dame when Montana returned to the field with 7:37 remaining in the game and rallied the team to a 35-34 victory, finishing off the comeback with a touchdown pass to Kris Haines on the final play of the game. It was Montana’s final college game.
Paul Sakuma, Associated Press
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