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Sports MN Quiz: How long was Jim Marshall's famous wrong-way run?

It happened on Oct. 25, 1964. The Vikings' Jim Marshall recovered a fumble and ran it the wrong way into his own end zone, arguably the biggest gaffe in sports history. How long was Marshall's scamper? For the answer, click on the headline above.
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Marshall ran it 66-yards into his own end zone. Thinking that he had scored a TD for the Vikes, Marshall then threw the ball out of bounds, which gave the San Francisco 49ers a safety. The final score: Vikings 27, 49ers 22.

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