The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 26, 1986, Image 5

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Wednesday, November 26, IQSGA'he Battalion/Page 5 Sports he saw P true); ln g lot und a h while nd had e called dd him i ed and i to the fairs. AP Top 20 The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 1986 record, total points based on 20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5- 4-3-2-1 and ranking in last week's poll: Record Pts Pvs 1. Miami, Fla. (54) 10-0-0 1,156 1 2. Penn State (4) 11-0-0 1,090 2 3. Oklahoma 10-1-0 1,056 3 4. Michigan 10-1-0 878 6 5. LSU 8-2-0 862 8 6. Nebraska 9-2-0 834 5 /.Alabama 9-2-0 763 9 8. Arizona St. 9-1-1 723 4 9. Arkansas 9-2-0 670 11 10. Texas A&M 8-2-0 625 13 11. Ohio State 9-3-0 606 7 12. Arizona 8-2-0 589 14 13. Washington 8-2-1 568 12 14. Auburn 8-2-0 416 15 15. UCLA 7-3-1 .346 18 16. Baylor 8-3-0 315 17 17. Southern Cal 7-3-0 168 10 18. Georgia 7-3-0 153 20 19. N. Carolina St. 8-2-1 66 - 20. Iowa 8-3-0 63 - Aggies have chance to erase ghosts of past By Tim Stanfield Sports Writer Entering its 1974 game with Texas one day after Thanksgiving, Texas A&M had the inside lane to the Southwest' . Conference ti- Viewpoint tie and a berth in the Cotton Bowl game against Penn State. The Aggies had lost only to Kan sas (28-10) and SMU (18-14) and had beaten front-runner Baylor 20- 0 in Waco. The teams moved the game to noon Friday to accommodate tele vision instead of the usual Thanks giving date. A&M Coach Emory Bellard knew that his team had to win (because of its loss to SMU) or else it would miss out not only on the SWC title, but on any bowl bid. Texas Coach Darrell Royal car ried a 16-1 record against A&M coming into the game and freshman fullback Earl Campbell would earn 129 tough yards in the game. While the day of the game dawned clear and mild, the weather turned ferocious by kickoff. Austin faced a blustery north wind with gusts up to 40 mph. Meanwhile, the temperature had fallen from near 70 degrees to less than 40 degrees and it was raining. Then, on national television and with all the marbles riding on the outcome, A&M choked it all away in only 54 seconds. Texas won the coin toss and took the wind. After the kickoff went out of the end zone, A&M started on its own 20-yard line. But on first down, run ning back Bubba Bean and quar terback David Walker collided, re sulting in a fumble that Texas recovered. Texas’ Raymond Clayborn then scored a touchdown on the Long horns’ second offensive play. Another kickoff resulted in the same situation for A&M. On first down from the 20, Aggie fullback Bucky Sams fumbled the ball into the air and huge Texas de fensive lineman Lionel Johnson plucked it in mid-air and rambled into the end zone. With 14:06 left to play in the first quarter, A&M trailed 14-0. To make matters worse, the Ag gies lost another fumble three plays later. And Bellard’s troops quit on the field. Texas took a 26-3 halftime lead and laughed its way to a humil iating 32-3 win over the Aggies. Back in Waco, the Baylor Bears had gathered to pull for the ’Horns to win so the Bears could go to the Cotton Bowl. When the score reached 14-0, the Bears exploded, running amok in the Letterman’s Lounge on the Bay lor campus. Move forward 12 years, to this Thanksgiving night in Austin. A&M again has to win (or tie this time) over Texas in order to go to the Cotton Bowl. Again the opposition’s players are taunting the Aggies, while another opponent, Arkansas, is hoping for an upset. Anyone who was there in maroon in 1974 can remember listening to “Poor Aggies” with 59 minutes left in a 60-minute game. As one who was there I will never forget how pathetic A&M looked that day. Though behind from the start, Bellard refused to open up his of fense. Thus the nation was treated to two-and-a-half hours of watching the Texas players and fans openly laugh at the Aggies. In 1986 the Aggies marched into War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., undefeated in SWC play. Unfortunately, for some reason the A&M offensive coaches chose toT ignore their fine running back Keith Woodside’s ability to run the ball. ; Add in the Razorbacks’ eight and nine men covering the pass play and the Aggie defense’s refusal to attack the Hogs as it did in 1985 and it: added up to a 14-10 loss. Now the Hogs can go to the Cot-- ton Bowl if A&M loses to Texas. Ar-. kansas Coach Ken Hatfield said he hopes UT recalls its last two losses to A&M and beats the Aggies. If the Aggies think they’ve heard ■ enough of “Hey hey ho ho, Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl” since Nov. 15, they can’t imagine how bad the abuse will be if they lose Thursday. It’s your game, players and coaches. If you like to hear “Poor Aggies” plus achieving the “lofty” status of chokers, just lose this time and see how bad it gets. But I hope — and think — that you will win. lat she Hagy unqualified to badmouth Aggies By Doug Hall Sports Writer If you thought Mark White and Bill I Clements slung the mud during this year’s I gubernatorial election campaign, then lis ten to the manure ^ j coming out of Austin Viewpoint I this week. Partic- I ularly from one John Hagy, a University I ofTexas defensive back. “I knew a lot of people from my high I school who went to school at A&M,” Hagy I said. “They were good people. However, I when they came back they were ignorant. They went crazy. I don’t know what they did to them. I hate A&M. I hate their coach. I hate the town.” Not exactly the kind of words you win friends with. On Monday, Hagy and teammate Duane Duncum blasted away at the Aggie team, quarterback Kevin Murray and the Aggie way of life, most likely trying to pump some life into the 5-5 Longhorns. “All I want is one good clean shot at Murray,” Hagy said. “He has to get his stats against teams like TCU because he doesn’t get them against anyone else. There is no one worse than him.” Evidently, lipping off at the mouth has become the thing to do in college football this season. Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma’s All-American linebacker and hair-de- signer expert, has been doing it all year. But he and his team have been able to sub stantiate their comments for the most part. Last week, Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh told a press conference, “I guarantee we will beat Ohio State and go to Pasadena (site of the Rose Bowl).” Har baugh was true to his words. Harbaugh, however, was trying to moti vate his team to bounce back from a tough loss to Minnesota on the previous Satur day. Bosworth, on the other hand, is just Bosworth. But who in the world is Hagy and why is he stirring up a hornet’s nest? After all, the only thing the Aggies have riding on Thursday night’s game is a sec- ^ Paul Emola 8c Keith Lawyer invite you to Aleta’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 1907 Guadalupe 479-0940 3 blocks West of Staduim | Best Fajitas & Ritas in Austin RAMADA* INN NORTH 9220 North IH 35 Austin, Tx 78753 Rundberg Exit $28.00 and up EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER IN OUR RESTAURANT THEN WATCH A&M BEAT TU! ond straight trip to the Cotton Bowl. A&M has enough incentive as it is. Hagy, listed as a second-teamer on the Texas depth chart, will have the unenvia ble assignment of covering Rod Bernstine, the Southwest Conference’s leading re ceiver. Hagy was fairly kind to Bernstine. “Bernstine is a good football player,” he said. “He seems like a class guy. So does (tailback Roger) Vick. Those guys just got fooled into going to the wrong school.” For years, the Longhorns almost totally dismissed their rivalry with A&M. Their real competition, they said, was the Sooners from Oklahoma, not the Aggies. They could never understand why A&M built their bonfire or sold out every UT game, regardless as to whether the Aggies were 10-0 or 0-10 at the time. But since the Aggies have a two-year winning streak over UT and since the Longhorns couldn’t hold a candle to the Sooners this year in Dallas, things must have changed. GIVE AWAY HERITAGE is offering a special rate for all Texas A&M football fans. Call 1-800-222-3716 1-512-836-0079 Get $10 Off the regualr rate with this advisement expires 11/28/86. Austin Guitar Shop Holiday Specials Applause Cutaway with Gorilla Amp $319. Get 6 free sets of string with guitar pur Chase over $150. 00 (saleJtems not included) 10% discount on all accessories through 11-30-86 Now open Sundays, 12-5, until Christmas 1911 S. 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