Oct. 26, 2002: Make it five straight wins for Maryland's football team, which rips Duke, 45-12. Scott McBrien passes for two touchdowns, Nick Novak kicks a 51-yard field goal and the visiting Terps intercept three passes to go 6-2 for the year. They'll finish 11-3 with a Peach Bowl victory and No. 13 ranking.
Oct. 27, 1996: With 10 seconds left in overtime, Vinny Testaverde passes 22 yards to Michael Jackson for a touchdown as the Ravens defeat the St. Louis Rams, 37-31, at Memorial Stadium. A classic, the game is not: 22 penalties and eight turnovers mar a contest that features 964 yards of offense and 51 first downs.
Oct. 24, 1970: In a preview of the NBA Finals, the host Milwaukee Bucks nip the Bullets, 122-120, in double overtime. Lew Alcindor scores 39 points and, with seven seconds remaining, grabs the rebound off a missed shot by Baltimore's Kevin Loughery to end the game.
Oct. 23, 1962: The Clippers, Baltimore's first-year entry in the American Hockey League, christen the Civic Center with a 5-4 victory over the Providence Reds in their home debut. Playing-coach Red Sullivan scores the game-winner as an announced crowd of 7,760 toots whistles, rings cowbells and cheers the Clippers to their third win in five games.
Oct. 23, 1961: Nearly 4,000 boxing fans pack the Coliseum to watch 47-year-old Archie Moore, the world light-heavyweight champion, score a sixth-round TKO over Pete Rademacher, the 1956 Olympic heavyweight champ. Moore floors his rival eight times before the fight is stopped. It's the 22nd time Moore has fought in Baltimore and his 21st victory here.
Oct. 26, 1958: Off to their best start in history, the Colts (5-0) rout the Washington Redskins, 35-10 before a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium. Alan Ameche and Lenny Moore rush for touchdowns, Raymond Berry catches two touchdown passes and Johnny Unitas throws a scoring pass for the 20th straight game. Lenny Lyles races 101 yards untouched with a kickoff return for another Baltimore touchdown.
Oct. 22, 1950: The Los Angeles Rams defeat the visiting Colts, 70-27, setting a then-NFL record for points scored by one team in a regular-season game. Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield each threw two touchdown passes for the Rams, who had ripped Baltimore in a preseason game, 70-21.
Oct. 25, 1923: The Orioles lose, 5-2, to the Kansas City Blues in the deciding game of the best-of-nine Junior World Series between the champions of the International League and American Association. The Orioles yank starter Lefty Grove, a future Hall of Famer, during a woeful first inning in which he walks three batters.
Oct. 21, 1942: Bill Curry, starting center on the Colts' Super Bowl champions of the 1970 season.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun