Big 12: Jeff Popovich
Posted by ESPN.com'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.