COLLEGE STATION Halfway through the season, the Aggies have a 5-and-1 record. That's two years in a row the Ags have won five of their first six games. The last time the maroon and white has had back-to-back starts this good was 2006 and 2007 under Dennis Franchione. We flash back well beyond that as we take you back in time with this week's Old Army Rewind.
We'll begin five years ago and visit from 7th ranked Texas Tech. Mike Goodson capped a back and forth first half with a one-yard score to put the Aggies up 23-20 at the break. But, the Red Raiders owned the second half, outscoring the Aggies 23-2 on the way to a 43-25 win. Graham Harrell threw for 450 yards and 3 scores in the Red Raider win.
Ten years ago, this week, a rough road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. A&M put the first three points on the board, Nebraska answered with the next 34. A Barrett Ruud 27 yard pick six got the Huskers rolling. Nebraska QB Jamaal Lord ran for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Cornhuskers picked up an easy 48-12 win.
15 years back, the 10th ranked Aggies rolled to a three touchdown win in Waco. A&M led 14-0 at the half and built the lead early in the third. Chris Taylor busted off a 61 yard run to put the Ags up 21-0. Then, in the fourth, the trick play helped put it way. Sirr Parker the halfback pass for a touchdown to Derrick Spiller. Dante Hall ran for 137 yards in a 35-14 Aggie win.
Turn the clock back 20 years and you'll find a 34-17 win over Baylor. The 17th ranked Aggies were tied 10-all with the Bears at the break, but dominated the second half on the way to the win. Corey Pullig threw for 230 yards and a pair of scores, including one to Clif Groce to help put things out of reach.
25 years ago, this week in Aggie history, it's another Aggie beating of the Bears. Baylor led this one 14-7 at the half and after three quarters, but Robert Wilson's 30-yard touchdown run tied it up with just under 12 minutes to play, and Bucky Richardson's 15 yarder put A&M ahead to stay. The Aggies ran for 318 yards in a 28-14 win.
Our final trip back in time goes back to the days of the tie and a 13-13 contest with Baylor. The Bears got the only points of the fourth quarter on a field goal to tie it. The Aggies had an 88 yard touchdown called back in the final minutes of the game, and Thomas Everett blocked Alan Smith's 42 yard field goal that would have won it for the Aggies.