Way Backs for a Thursday night in Boulder

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

As Colorado prepares to meet West Virginia later this evening, here are a couple of historical nuggets that aren't too fondly remembered in the Brazos Valley.

Trust me.

Sept. 18, 1954: No. 19 Texas Tech 41, Texas A&M 9 (College Station, Texas) -- Only days after their infamous training camp at Junction concluded, the Aggies gradually wore down against the surging Red Raiders. A&M self-destructed with 10 fumbles. Tech FB Jack Spinks scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders to their first victory in school history at Kyle Field.

Sept. 18, 2003: No. 8 Virginia Tech 35, Texas A&M 19 (Blacksburg, Va.) -- Kevin Jones rushed for a career-high 188 yards and three TDs to lead the Hokies to a Thursday night victory despite rainy conditions caused by Hurricane Isabel. A&M pulled within 21-19 on Reggie McNeal's 15-yard pass to Tim Van Zant in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. But the Hokies cruised from there, scoring two late TDs from a ground attack that produced 273 yards.