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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1975
Ags lead SWC
in total defense
DALLAS — Guess who is leading
the Southwest Conference in de
fense and to make it easy you get to
make two telephone calls — to the
University of Mississippi and
The Texas Aggies have allowed
only 196 yards in two games. It
breaks down to about a yard ever
time an opponent runs a play.
A&M has permitted but 45 yards
per game against the rush.
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The total offense leader is Arkan
sas which has averaged 427 yards
Sophomore fullback Earl
Campbell of Texas is the rushing
leader with an average of 150 yards
per game while Lee Cook of Texas
Christian has the passing leadership
with 211 yards.
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tandem offense of rushing and re
ceiving with an average of 145
By PAUL McGRATH
Battalion Sports Writer
Be gone all ye non-believers. Get back to the pits
from whence ye came ye breathers of uncertainty and
scolders of King Emory. Your words now fade into a
horselaugh because the Aggies are for real.
Texas A&M proved to the world last Saturday night
that there was more than just a defense on the Aggie
roster. The monstrous form of an offense unchained
emerged from beneath the bayou and swallowed whole
the LSU Tiger.
The stars were many, but the limelight should he
placed mainly on those men from the unknown who are
seldom recognized, seldom appreciated — the offensive
The Aggie front wall bludgeoned and pounded paths
through and around the Tiger defense. Performing an
encore in the blocking department were the A&M hacks,
escorting quarterback David Shipman on his many excur
sions into the LSU secondary.
The only item missing from the Aggie attack was a
consistent passing threat. But when a team gets 390 yards
on the ground and scores five touchdowns (three from
more than 40 yards out), it doesn’t need to put the ball in
What more can he said about the A&M defense? The
Maroon Maulers were like the title character in a current
shark movie, devouring anything and everything. The
Tigers coidd only manage a last second score on a blocked
punt to avoid being goose-egged. As with the offense, the
defensive front four controlled the line of scrimmage and
the tempo of the game.
Last year the stadium scoreboard read as the final
seconds ticked off “Wait til next year." Well, next vear
came and passed for the Bayou Bengals.
One of the most surprising turnabouts came when
the home folks began to boo their boys in the Purple and
Gold. Supposedly, one Tiger player was also hit with a
liquor bottle thrown from the stands. Once again the
“Help Mac Pack” stickers will come out to haunt LSU
Coach Charley McClendon.
The A&M players showed a fire and determination
that was obviously missing the week before. They jumped
and yelled after each good play and raised their fists in the
air at the playing of the War Hymn.
The display by the Aggies deserves more than the
ranking of eighth on the national polls. Several teams have
been placed ahead of the Ags hut with somewhat dubious
The spectacle in Tiger Stadium was something all
Aggies should have seen. However, much of the Twelfth
Man had to stay at home because former students had
purchased most of the tickets. It’s amazing what a few
extra dollars can do.
Oh well, at least the offense quieted the rumors
about its non-existence. At least until the next fumble
Campbell gets nod
for offensive player
By JACK KEEVER
AUSTIN, Tex. — Texas Coach
Darrell Royal pays sophomore
fullback Earl Campbell the ultimate
compliment by hardly mentioning
liis name at Royal’s weekly news
It goes without saying that
Campbell — the “Tyler Rose’’ —
has played well.
He played so well last Saturday in
Texas’ 28-10 thumping of
Washington that he was selected as
The Associated Press’ offensive
player of the week in the Southwest
Campbell, 6 feet 1 and 227
pounds, pounded for 198 yards on
27 carries and three touchdowns,
including a 61-yard sprint on which
he dashed through the secondary
without being touched.
After only two games, Campbell
leads the SWC in rushing with 301
yards and an average of 7.5 yards a
carry even though he was a defen
sive target in each game.
Penalties erased a 75-yard scoring
run against Colorado State Univer
sity, and runs of 20 and seven yards
against Washington or Campbell al
ready would he over the 400-yard
The statistics bear out that he
played well, Royal commented
Monday, and a reporter asked, smil
ing, “Darrell, when was the last
time Campbell didn’t play well?”
“He’s always going to play well,
replied Royal, adding that a defense
might “shut down” Campbell by
concentrating on him, “but he’d still
be competing, going at it. He may
not get a chance to be a star, but he’s
going to play well.”
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