As the Aggies get say to play Vanderbilt for the first time in program history, it only leaves one team SEC Texas A&M has not faced yet in it's 119 years of football ... that team is South Carolina. When the two face off to open the 2014 season in Columbia, the Aggies will have faced every SEC opponent.
We continue to reminisce now with the Old Army Rewind ... a look back at some of the big moments from this week in Aggie football history.
Five years ago this week an offensive explosion from Jerrod Johnson led to an Aggie road win in Ames. Johnson threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score as A&M beat Iowa State 49-35. The Aggies led 28-17 at the half and took control early in the fourth with this 5 yard Johnson run. A&M was outgained 574 to 509 but beat the Cyclones to help Mike Sherman get his first Big 12 win.
This week ten years back in Aggie history Texas A&M could not get it going at home against Oklahoma State. Tatum Bell scored two first half touchdowns to help the Cowboys grab a 21-0 halftime lead.
OSU led 31-0 in the fourth before the Aggies got on the board on this Courtney Lewis 7 yard run. The Pokes went on to pick up the easy victory 38-10.
15 years back in the record books you'll find a top 25 showdown between the 8th ranked Aggies and number 25 Texas Tech. The Aggies took the lead in the first quarter on a fake field goal, Shane Lechler lofting an 8 yard touchdown toss to Dan Campbell to put A&M up 7-3 … this one went down to the wire. Aggies up 17-10 late in the fourth, Tech looks like they have a game tying touchdown toss from Rob Peters to Donnie Hart, but he was ruled out of bounds before the catch -- and the Aggies held on to win it by seven.
Turn back the clock 20 years to an easy Aggie win at Rice. Leeland Mcelroy returned not one, but two kickoffs for touchdown in the first quarter to give the Aggies a lead they'd never give up. The Aggies did not run a play from scrimmage until the 1:13 mark of the first quarter. Sam Adams added a sack and fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter to help put the Owls away.
This week 25 years ago it's another Texas A&M take down of Rice. The Ags led 10-3 at the half and turned on the offense in the third quarter to pull away. Darren Lewis ripped off this 47 yard touchdown run on the way to a 170 yard day. Bucky Richardson added 70 yards rushing and another score as the Aggies got past the Owls 24-10.
And finally this week 30 years back in Aggie history, another A&M victory over the Owls. The Aggies scored two first quarter touchdowns and cruised to the 29-10 win. Kevin Murray threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jeff Nelson as the Ags got the road win in Houston.