Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Colorado and Colorado State meet in a rare Sunday night battle in Denver. To celebrate, here are some Way Backs from previous Big 12 history for today.
Aug. 31, 1995 -- No. 2 Nebraska 64, Oklahoma State 21 (Stillwater, Okla.): The Cornhuskers ruined the debut of Bob Simmons as Oklahoma State's coach by erupting for 671 yards of total offense and a 50-7 lead early in the third quarter before coach Tom Osborne cleared his bench. Lawrence Phillips rushed for 153 yards and three TDs and Tommie Frazier passed for two TDs and rushed for another to key Nebraska's attack.
Aug. 31, 1996 -- No. 21 Kansas State 21, Texas Tech 14 (Manhattan, Kan.): Mario Smith turned in two huge plays to lead the Wildcats to the victory in the inaugural Big 12 game. Smith recovered a fumbled snap for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and delivered a withering hit on WR Donnie Hart on a fourth-down pass that sealed the triumph.
Aug. 31, 1996 -- No. 8 Texas 40, Missouri 10 (Austin, Texas): In a game delayed by lightning for 45 minutes in the third quarter, the Longhorns put the game away with Bryant Westbrook's 35-yard blocked punt return for a TD and Ricky Williams' second TD run. Williams rushed for 112 yards and QB James Brown passed for two TDs.
Aug 31, 1998 -- No. 2 Florida State 23, No. 14 Texas A&M 14 (East Rutherford, N.J.): After the Aggies had claimed a 14-10 halftime lead on Jay Brooks' 21-yard TD fumble return, Chris Weinke led the Seminoles' comeback in his first collegiate start. His 9-yard TD pass to Peter Warrick late in the third quarter gave FSU the lead for good.
Aug. 31, 2002 -- Louisiana Tech 39, Oklahoma State 36 (Shreveport, La.): Luke McCown rifled a 23-yard TD pass to Erick Franklin with a minute remaining, leading the Bulldogs to a wild comeback. Oklahoma State lead 36-18 with 2:18 left in the third quarter before McCown's late charge that included two TD passes and another TD run. McCown finished the game with 448 passing yards and three TD strikes.