Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a couple of the more notable games that were played on Sept. 12, as selected from our Way Back Machine.
Sept. 12, 1970 -- No. 9 Nebraska 36, Wake Forest 12 (Lincoln, Neb.): QB Jerry Tagge ran for one score and passed for 168 yards and another TD as the Cornhuskers started their march to a share of the national championship at the end of the season. Joe Orduna and Jeff Kinney notched touchdown runs and Johnny Rodgers debuted in his first college game with a 61-yard TD pass from Tagge to spark the Cornhuskers' rout.
Sept. 12, 1998 -- Iowa State 27, Iowa 9 (Iowa City, Iowa): Darren Davis rushed for 244 yards and Joe Parmentier scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cyclones' upset victory, snapping a 15-game losing streak to their cross-state rivals. Heading into the game, the Cyclones had been 0-30-1 in road games since 1991.