Big 12: Jeff Popovich

Way Back machine for a Saturday morning

August, 30, 2008

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Here are some notable memories from games played on this date earlier in Big 12 history.

The Way Back Machine for Aug. 30:

Aug. 30, 1997: No. 5 Tennessee 52, Texas Tech 17 (Knoxville, Tenn.) -- The Volunteers blew the game open with two TDs during a 13-second span late in the first half. Peyton Manning tied the school record with five TD passes and passed for 310 yards to spark the rout.

Aug. 30, 1997: No. 14 Miami 45, Baylor 14 (Waco, Texas) -- Edgerrin James rushed for 120 yards and scored three TDs to lead the Hurricane onslaught. Miami put the game away late with a 72-yard fumble recovery for a score by Jeff Popovich and an 85-yard punt return for a TD from Duane Starks.

Aug. 30, 2003: Colorado 42, No. 23 Colorado State 35 (Denver) -- After squandering a 14-point lead in the second half, Colorado bounced back to win the game on Bobby Purify's 9-yard TD run with 40 seconds left. Joel Klatt passed for 402 yards and four TDs to lead CU's triumph.