The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 02, 1980, Image 10

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Staff photo by Pat O’Malley
Bullitt strikes again!
Freshman defensive back Jerry Bullitt (33)
and defensive lineman Keith Guthrie (74)
zero in on Texas running back Mike Luck in
Saturday’s game. The Aggies beat the Horns
24-14, to highlight an otherwise disappointing
season for Texas A&M backers.
1980 Aggie football
season in retrospect
Sports Editor
After football training ended last spring, Aggie Head
Coach Tom Wilson stressed A&M would be fielding a
better all-around team than in 1979, and he had a lot of
information to back up his claim.
On paper, the Aggies looked very solid, from the
speed and maturity of Mike Mosley to the defensive
perception of Mike Little, the 1980 season looked to be
one full of surprises.
The preseason picks placed A&M no higher than
fourth, but many fingered the Aggies as the dark horse of
the SWC.
Now that the smoke has cleared and a very long
season has come to an end, two preseason predictions
held true. The Aggies were full of surprises, and they
didn’t finish higher than fourth.
However, it was a year of excitement in more ways
than one. Here’s a review of the year:
AUGUST 14—The Texas A&M football team begins
freshman workouts. After gamering one of the nation’s
finest recruiting crops, the coaches are more than happy
to get to work.
AUGUST 18 — The veterans join in the workouts.
SEPT. 6—The Aggies begin the season on a positive
note, beating Ole Miss 23-20 behind a spirited Mosley.
The senior quarterback scored on touchdown runs of 43
and 40 yards, and finished the day with 116 yards on the
ground. He was 11 for 19 passing for 123 yards.
Comerback Danny Davis ran back an interception for
an 11-yard TD, and Keith Baldwin led the defense with
two key sacks of Rebels’ QB John Fourcade. Johnny
Hector ran for 77 yards and Earnest Jackson contributed
67 before leaving with a sprained ankle.
The win was costly as star safety John Dawson tore
ligaments in his knee and was lost for the season.
SEPT. 8—Texas A&M is ranked 19th in the nation in
the UPI weekly coaches’ poll.
SEPT. 13—The Ags are stunned by Georgia 42-0 in
Athens, as Mosley is held to under 20 yards on the
ground and 62 through the air. David Beal entered in
the final period to complete three of five passes before
an interception halted that drive.
Hector was the sole bright spot, gaining 87 yards
rushing. Georgia freshman wonder Herschel Walker
rampaged through the Aggies for 145 yards, including a
76-yard TD run in the third quarter.
SEPT. 20 — The Penn State Nittany Lions gained
revenge for their 1979 loss to the Aggies with a 25-9 win
at Kyle Field.
Mosley and Beal provided the only Texas A&M high
lights. Mosley ran for a 58-yard gain in the first quarter,
but the Ags had to settle for a David Hardy field goal.
Beal came in in the fourth period and led A&M on a
76-yard drive culminating in a Mike Whitwell TD catch.
Beal finished the game six for 12 passing for 78 yards.
Hector got 75 yards on the ground.
SEPT. 24 — Wilson dismisses three football players
— Elroy Steen, Darrell Adams and Cal Peveto — after
the Athletic Department conducted a search for drugs in
Cain Hall. Department officials say more dismissals are
SEPT. 25—Adams is cleared in a University hearing
and is allowed to return to the team. The Steen and
Peveto dismissals upheld.
SEPT. 26 — Five more players are sent letters from
the University asking them to appear before student
affairs committee hearings in the drug investigation —
Jay Dale, Stuart Clark, Doug Carr, Kenny Ingram and
Leandrew Brown.
SEPT. 29—Carr, Brown, Clark and Dale are cleared
in the University investigation. Ingram, however, is
asked to return for more hearings.
OCT. 1 — Ingram is cleared.
OCT. 2 — Ingram is dismissed from team by Wilson
for undisclosed reasons.
OCT. 4 — Aggies thrash Texas Tech, 41-21, as Beal
starts his first game ever for A&M. The senior re
sponded by rushing for four touchdowns and Thomas
Sanders added one. Hector rushes for 47 yards as the
Ags compile 355 yards total offense.
OCT. 11-12 — In this century’s first NCAA two-day
contest, the Houston Cougars take a heartbreaking win
over the Aggies, 17-13. The game begins at 11:33 p.m.
Saturday due to the Houston Astros-Philadelphia Phil
lies baseball playoff game, and ends at 2:41 a. m. Sunday.
Beal starts again, and is four-for-eight passing for 74
yards in the first half before leaving before the intermis
sion with an injured wrist. Mosley takes over and is
ineffective until late in the game, when he completes a
TD pass to Mike Whitwell to bring the Ags within four.
Alan Smith misses two field goals.
Mosley, however, is shaken on the next-to-last play,
and Gary Kubiak is summoned to throw one last Hail
Mary pass as time runs out. The pass is short and inter
cepted. After the game, Wilson tells his players that
their “day will come.”
OCT. 18 — A terrific rainstorm soaked Kyle Field
during this game between Baylor and the Aggies, but
the Bears weren’t fazed, as they swamped A&M, 46-7.
Baylor amassed 457 yards on the ground, and only
allowed the Ags 34 total yards in the first half. In the
second half, Texas A&M compiled 201 more yards
offense, and managed to score on a Kubiak QB sneak.
Mosley started the game, but Kubiak played most of the
second half.
OCT. 20 — X-rays show that Beal suffered a slight
wrist fracture in the Houston game, and Kubiak is given
the starting nod against Rice.
OCT. 25—The Owls shock the Aggies 10-6 in front of
only 52,000 fans at Kyle Field. It was the first loss to Rice
since 1973.
Hardy and Smith miss key field goals, and Hardy is
wide on an extra point. Another player is lost for the
season as Doug Carr injures a knee.
NOV. 1 — SMU shuts down the Aggies 27-0 as
A&M’s offense once again has a good day but can’t get
into the end zone.
Kubiak starts for the second time, and has an eight-
for-22 day for 108 yards. The Aggie defense holds Mus
tang quarterback Lance Mcllhenny to only 29 yards
NOV. 3 — Beal starts taking snaps again in practice
and is listed as a possible starter against Arkansas.
NOV. 15 — Despite a furious comeback attempt in
the second half, the Ags fall just short as Arkansas wins
on an Ish Ordonez field goal with eight seconds left,
Hector gains 136 yards and scores two vital TDs and
Beal is the Aggie hero in front of his hometown folks as
he throws a beautiful touchdown pass to Thomas San
ders •
NOV. 22 — Johnny Hector rushes for a career-high
191 yards on 37 carries as the Aggies premier a split-back
offense for the first time. The change is beneficial as
Texas A&M defeats TCU, 13-10.
NOV. 29 — Texas A&M caps off a disappointing
season with a 24-14 upset win over the Texas Lon
ghorns, the second win in a row over Texas for the Ags
and the fourth in the last six tries.
Earnest Jackson adds his name to the year’s honor roll
by racking up 158 yards total offense while David Beal is
given the game ball because of several heads up plays
which sealed the win.
David Beal, Leandrew Brown, Zach Guthrie, Lynn
Honeycutt, Arlis James, Mack Moore, Mike Mosley and
David Scott were all seniors this year, and will be the
only eight lost for next year.
All-S WCpicks ignore Ags
United Press International
DALLAS — The 1980 United Press Interna
tional All-Southwest Conference football team,
released at 6:30 a.m., listing position, name,
school and class:
Tackles — Kenneth Sims, Texas, Jr.; Leonard
Mitchell, Houston, Sr.
Linebackers — Doak Field, Baylor, Sr.; Mike
Singletary, Baylor, Jr.; Robert Williamson,
Rice, Sr.
Running backs — Dennis Gentry, Baylor, Jr.;
Eric Dickerson, SMU, Soph.
Place kicker — Ish Ordonez, Arkansas, Jr.
Wide receivers — Stanley Washington, TCU,
Soph.; Bobby Stewart, TCU, 165, Sr.
Tight end — Robert Hubble, Rice, Jr.
Tackles — Terry Tausch, Texas, Jr.; Lee
Spivey, SMU, Sr.
Guards — Frank Ditta, Baylor, Sr.; Les Stud-
dard, Texas, Sr.
Center — Lance Pederson, SMU, Sr.
Quarterback — Jay Jeffrey, Baylor, Jr.
Running backs — Walter Abercrombie,
Baylor, Jr.; Craig James, SMU, Soph.
Place kicker — Eddie Garcia, SMU, Jr.
Ends — Charles Benson, Baylor, Soph.; Max
McGeary, Baylor, Sr.
Backs—John Simmons, SMU, Sr.;Ted Watts,
Texas Tech, Sr.; Vann McElroy, Baylor,
Jr.; Tate Randle, Texas Tech, Jr.
Punter — Steve Cox, Arkansas, Sr.
Second Team Offense
Wide receivers— Lonell Phea, Houston, Jr.;
Renie Baker, Texas Tech, Jr.
Tight end — Lawrence Sampleton, Texas, Jr.
Tackles — Eddy Gregory, Baylor, Sr.; Maceo
Fifer, Houston, Soph.
Guards — Jack Faniel, Houston, Sr.; Robert
Bames, SMU, Sr.
Center — Keith Kveton, Rice, Sr.
Quarterback — (tie) Steve Stamp, TCU, Jr.;
and Ron Reeves, Texas Tech, Jr.
Second Team Defense
Ends — Byron Hunt, SMU, Sr.; Jeff McKin
ney, Texas Tech, Sr.
Tackles — Harvey Armstrong, SMU, Jr.; Joe
Campbell, Baylor, Sr.
Linebackers — Robin Sendlein, Texas, Sr.;
Steve Bradham, Houston, Sr.; Doug
Shankle, Texas, Jr.
Backs — Mike Downs, Rice,, Sr.; Mike Hatch
ett, Texas, Jr.; Kevin Evans, Arkansas, Sr.;
William Graham, Texas, Jr.
Punter — Eric Kaifes, SMU, Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year — Walter Aber
crombie, Baylor.
Defensive Player of the Year — Mike Singlet
ary, Baylor.
Newcomer of the Year — Jay Jeffrey, Baylor. •
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