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Texas A8cM
The Battalion Sports
November 1, 1982 Page 17
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ustangs’ ‘better half aids victory
Kubiak may be ready
to play in two weeks
by Frank L. Christlieb
Sports Editor
ings really know how to strut
^eir stuff’.
■Playing in front of Mustang
lania towels, Peruna Hags and
ainted faces bearing the letters
$MU,” the Mustangs did their
est top hat and cane routine to
te tune of a 47-9 victory over
je unlucky Texas Aggies.
And when the team performs
fell, even the cheerleaders join
ic excitement. SMU’s cheer-
jaders, decked out in their most
triotic attire, did pushups
ditime the Mustangs scored,
ndeach time they hit the dec k,
ic cheerleaders did pushups
orresponding to the number of
oints their team had compiled
Iter each score.
And on the other side of the
idd, Texas A&M continued to
iidure knockout after knock-
tit to key offensive players. Af-
r watching Mark Lewis, Ear-
st Jackson, Johnny Hector,
homas Sanders and Gary
nbiak sustain injuries during
le course of the first seven
ames, Jackie Sherrill had to
tffer through the agony of
atchinghis No. 1 star laying on
iefield, screaming in pain.
Kttbiak's combined ankle-hip
ijury on the Aggies’ second
ities of the day lef t them with
tile offensive punch against t he
itirth-ranked Mustangs, who
limed fumbles, missed tackles
id defensive breakdowns into
isytouchdowns. With the vic-
\l SMU remains undefeated
on the season and 5-0 in
ie Southwest Conference,
his post-game assessment
of Kubiak’s estimated return to
playing condition, Sherrill was
“Gary’s such a tough young
man that he’s not going to stop
playing for any reason,” Sherrill
said. “We don’t know for sure,
but we think he’ll be able to be
back in two weeks. As tough as
he is, he’ll be able to do it.”
Dr. Duane Lagan, the Aggies’
team physician, said it’s possible
Kubiak will be ready for Texas
A&M’s game with the Arkansas
Razorbacks in Little Rock Nov.
“We’re thinking he very poss
ibly can (play in two weeks),”
Lagan said Sunday. “The ankle
The Kubiak-less Aggies, led
by sophomore second-stringer
John Elkins, ground out only
189 yards in offense, while the
Mustangs used two long Eric
Dickerson scoring dashes to
emerge with a total of 421 yards.
Without those runs of 80 and 79
yards, however, SMU would
have finished the day with only
262 yards — a tribute to the
Texas A&M defense.
After being pounded with cri
ticism about their defensive
play, the Aggies decided to put
a stop to SMU’s Lance Mcllhen-
ny and his “Dickerjames” duo.
Texas A&M held Dickerson to
35 yards on 1 1 carries and
injury is really a tiny, almost in- James to 31 yards on 13 carries
significant chip off one of his in the first half, but Dickerson’s
(left) ankle bones. It’ll be very 80-yard score on the first play
sore because any f racture of the second half put the game
bleeds. out of reach at 33-0.
“It’ll be a matter of how long And look at this: in the second
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that takes to settle down. It’s not
a weight-bearing bone ... it’s
away from where the ankle
bears weight and it’s not where a
ligament attaches. It’s a very
rare type of thing to happen.
We’ll just have to wait and see
how it comes along.”
Lagan said Kubiak’s sprained
hip seems to be less painful of
the two injuries.
“On the field, it was his ankle
that really hurt, but when we got
him back in the dressing room,
he was complaining about the
hip,” Lagan said. “But even later
on, he was saying the hip felt
better. His hip is sore but better
— the ankle is what’s painful.
The ankle is the one that’ll take
more time, because we’ll have to
see when the swelling goes
half, Dickerson carried the ball
just three times for 165 yards
and James carried the ball seven
times for 34 yards.
Take away those two big plays
by Mr. Dickerson, the “better
half” of SMU’s tailback tandem,
and he gains 41 yards on 12 car
Take away the tremendous
hit by right defensive end Rus
sell Washington on Kubiak and
the Aggies retain their SWC-
leading passing attack.
And take away three of Texas
A&M’s five turnovers and SMU
doesn’t score three easy touch
downs on 16-, 26- and 1-yard
Regardless of the Aggies’
offensive problems, Sherrill cre
dited the team for its intensity.
See AGGIES page 18
Aggie quarterback Gary Kubiak grimaces after being
injured during the first quarter of Saturday’s 47-9
loss to SMU. Kubiak was on the ground for about
10 minutes before trainers transported him off the
staff photo by David Fisher
field and into the dressing room. Kubiak’s injuries,
which include a chipped ankle bone and a sprained
hip, will keep him out for at least two weeks. It is
not known if he will play against Arkansas Nov. 13.
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