Going into Thursday night's schedule that features a pair of games with top-12 teams facing off against each other, only 29 Thursday games since 1980 have pitted two teams ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 against each other. Here are the 10 best:
No. 24 Virginia 33, No. 2 Florida State 28
Nov. 2, 1995
Tiki Barber rushed for 193 yards on 31 carries as the Cavaliers handed the Seminoles their first ACC loss since joining the conference three years earlier.
No. 10 Utah 13, No. 11 TCU 10
Nov. 6, 2008
In a late-season non-AQ showdown, the Utes come back from an early 10-0 deficit to beat TCU and eventually earn a Sugar Bowl berth.
No. 1 Pittsburgh 7, No. 5 North Carolina 6
Sept. 9, 1982
Dan Marino wasn't good — throwing for just 125 yards and four interceptions — but the preseason No. 1 Panthers held off the Tar Heels in Three Rivers Stadium.
No. 15 Rutgers 28, No. 3 Louisville 25
Nov. 9, 2006
Rutgers trailed 25-7 in the first half before a pair of Ray Rice touchdowns got them back in the game, and Jeremy Ito's two fourth-quarter field goals gave the Scarlet Knights the win.
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