COLLEGE STATION The Bearkats make the short drive over from Huntsville to play the Aggies in College Station for the ninth time in program history, and they're still looking for their first win.
If anything, the results from last week should give the Bearkats hope to get that first "w", as six Football Championship Subdivision schools picked up win over Football Bowl Subdivision programs, including defending national champ North Dakota State at Kansas State.
That would certainly be labeled as an upset.
Here are a couple of games you could call surprises and a couple of games that did go the Aggies way in this week's Old Army Rewind.
We begin with an Aggie road win in the land of enchantment. This week, five years ago Texas A&M picked up a 28-22 victory at New Mexico. The Aggies built a 21-7 halftime lead, thanks in part to a pair of Jerrod Johnson to Jeff Fuller touchdown passes. Johnson added a third TD pass in the second half, this one to Jamie McCoy. The Lobos made a late run, but could not complete the comeback.
This week, ten years ago, the Aggies pulled out a close win over Utah. Texas A&M jumped on the Utes early, Terrence Murphy with the 80 yard touchdown run. The Aggies led it 21-0 at the half, but Utah made a second half run. With A&M up 28-20 Brett Elliott found John Madsen for a 45 yard touchdown with eight seconds left. The Utes went for two to tie it, but Elliott was stopped short of the end zone. The Aggies held on to win it 28-26.
Twenty years ago, in 1993, the 5th ranked Aggies played at number 17 Oklahoma, it was the two teams first meeting since 1951. This one was all OU. The Sooners jumped out to a 20-0 lead and never looked back. Cale Gundy threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another and the Oklahoma defense forced six Aggie turnovers in a 44-14 win.
This week, 25 years back, the 11th ranked Aggies had a long day at 17th ranked LSU. The A&M offense turned the ball over four times in a 27-0 loss to the Tigers. This Ron Sancho pick-six gave the Bayou Bengals a 12-0 first quarter lead and they never looked back on the way to handing the Ags their second loss of the season
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