Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This one definitely left its mark...
I knew the streak could not possibly last forever, but I certainly did not believe this year would be the year. Apparently, I was not alone in that regard either.
At any rate, aggy showed up, played hard for 4 quarters, and deserved this victory. Congratulations.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
2) Alabama - wonder how McElroy would've fared in the HUB had he kept his oral com
3) Barack Obama - the Linguistic Wizard could leap frog 'Bama by inserting a few more powerful words into his repotoire
4) UT - Colt has been mediocre this year thus far
5) TCU - need some Christians to offset all of the Jews in this poll
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
High Five: Texas Tech-Texas A&M | Texas A&M Aggies News | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News
08:46 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 21, 2009From staff reports
Oct. 7, 1995, Red Raiders 14, Aggies 7, in Lubbock: Texas A&M entered the game as the No. 8 team in the country and enjoyed a 29-game conference winning streak. But with the score tied 7-7 with 30 seconds left and the Aggies driving, Texas Tech linebacker Zach Thomas picked off a Corey Pullig pass and returned it 23 yards for the winning touchdown for the unranked Red Raiders.
Oct. 5, 2002, Red Raiders 48, Aggies 47 (OT), in College Station: Unranked Texas Tech rallied from 18 points down in the fourth quarter to push No. 23 Texas A&M into overtime. Dustin Long had seven touchdown passes for A&M and Kliff Kingsbury had five for Tech, but two kicks determined the difference. John Pierson missed his OT extra-point try, and Robert Treece made his.
Oct. 2, 1999, Red Raiders 21, Aggies 19, in Lubbock: With tailback Ricky Williams unable to go, Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes moved fullback Sammy Morris to his spot. Morris gained 170 yards rushing against No. 5 Texas A&M and its top-ranked run defense, and the Red Raiders rallied from 10 points down to score all 21 of their points in the second quarter for the upset.
Sept. 30, 2006, Red Raiders 31, Aggies 27, in College Station: Trailing with 2:12 left and 80 yards ahead of him, Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Graham Harrell went to work. A drive that included an interception overturned by replay and an 11-yard catch by Jarrett Hicks on fourth-and-5 ended with Robert Johnson's 37-yard touchdown catch with 26 seconds left for the win.
Oct. 25, 1997, Red Raiders 16, Aggies 13, in Lubbock: With 19 seconds left, unranked Texas Tech had a chance to break a tie with No. 20 Texas A&M with a successful field-goal attempt. But Texas Tech senior kicker Tony Rogers, a backup until Jaret Greaser was injured the week before, had to try a 47-yarder with a tricky 24 mph wind. His kick glanced off the left upright and went through.
Nov. 13, 2004, Aggies 32, Red Raiders 25 (OT), in College Station: For the second time in three years, Texas A&M and Texas Tech were going to overtime in College Station. Courtney Lewis went 25 yards on an option play to give Texas A&M the lead on the first play of overtime. Then, on fourth-and-9, Byron Jones knocked down Sonny Cumbie's pass to the end zone to secure the win.
Oct. 3, 1992, Aggies 19, Red Raiders 17, in College Station: Texas A&M kicker Terry Venetoulias was having a tough day. He had missed a 43-yard field goal attempt and an extra-point attempt earlier to keep unranked Texas Tech in the game. But with one second left and down by one, Venetoulias made a 21-yard field goal to keep No. 5 Texas A&M undefeated.
Oct. 1, 1994, Aggies 23, Red Raiders 17, in College Station: Texas Tech turned two interceptions by Zach Thomas and Marcus Coleman into 10 points and scored on a fake punt to lead No. 10 Texas A&M 17-7 at halftime. But the Aggies rallied with two 1-yard touchdown runs in the second half. Texas Tech's final shot to the end zone went through Field Scovell's hands to end the upset threat.
Oct. 6, 1990, Aggies 28, Red Raiders 24, in College Station: Texas A&M senior halfback Darren Lewis rushed for 232 yards and the Aggies had almost twice as many first downs as the Red Raiders, yet Texas Tech was still in it until the end. With 2:12 left and Texas Tech facing fourth-and-13, Texas A&M defensive back Kevin Smith picked off Robert Hall to secure the win.
Oct. 24, 1998, Aggies 17, Red Raiders 10, in College Station: No. 25 Texas Tech scored its 10 points off of two fumbles by Aggies quarterback Randy McCown, but the defense saved the day for No. 8 Texas A&M. Texas Tech quarterback Rob Peters was sacked five times and his offense managed only 205 yards. The Red Raiders' last hope was a pass to Donnie Hart that he caught out of bounds in the end zone.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sherman was the aggy offensive line coach in 1995 when Pullig threw the pick that was heard 'round the world. The game was tied with less than a minute to go when Zack returned it 23 yards for the win.
"Yeah, I remember throwing a pick to Zach Thomas," Sherman said. "I threw the same pick [at Green Bay] when he was in the NFL when we played against him at Miami. He's kind of been a nemesis for me over the years, and just someone I really respected, starting back with his days at Tech."
Says Marlon Winn: “My redshirt (freshman) year, the first year we traveled down there, I remember the touchdown catch Robert Johnson made in the end zone to seal the game (31-27). I felt the rivalry between the two teams and how we just snatched the air out of the stadium. I enjoyed the feeling. They come here the next year, and kind of the same thing happens. It’s something that, when you go into practice that week, you remember those kind of things, and you don’t want to be the team that ends up losing to Texas A&M, who of course is a great team."
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Texas Tech is to K-State (66-14) as K-State is to Texas A&M (62-14).
I don't think head-to-head is necessarily a good predictor, but clearly Tech is pulling it together, following back to back losses with the K-State blowout and a dominating win over ranked Nebraska in Lincoln, while A&M is still struggling.
With a night game in Lubbock looming, the Aggies had better put this lost behind them and get ready to correct the "funk" they found themselves in in Manhattan.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Asked about his "game-time decision" to start Taylor Potts or Steven Sheffield vs. Nebraska, Leach commented that the media should not "do anything to diminish the excitement and anticipation of a game-time decision, because I think that would screw up the whole thing, and then we'd be less big-time around here and that would certainly be disturbing to everybody."
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
So Crabs had to enlist the brilliance of MC Hammer to, uh, hammer out the details with the 49ers?
Really? The MC Hammer? Maybe Vanilla Ice was all booked up.
(And I don't exactly remember Hammer being remembered for his financial wizardry)
Seriously though - this is a good thing for both parties. SF needs a big threat receiver, and Crabs needs some dough so he can start paying his handlers back. He also needs to get back onto the field where he simply dominates.
Being somewhat of a cynic, I have always wondered if this ridiculous hold-out had anything to do with his injury. Maybe he needed the rehab; fully knowing that he would essentially get the same amount of money a few months later with a better-healed foot. Who knows...
At any rate, hopefully his foot is good enough now that he can get into playing shape and contribute. Singletary emulates everything that is good about the NFL, and he has SF looking pretty decent thus far.
Here's to a bunch of Crab-Grabs late in the season!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
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