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Texas 16, Texas A&M 6

College Station (76,221...6th largest crowd ever)

Rankings (AP): No. 9 Texas, No. 16 A&M

Last meeting in SWC conference

A&M defense came in allowing 244 yds per game

Summary[]

Ricky Williams scored on a 21-yard run late in the second quarter. A 29-yard pass from James Brown to Justin McLemore started the 70-yard drive. CB Ray Mickens was flagged in end zone for pass interference against WR Mike Adams. Williams scored on the run behind Wane McGarity block. The extra point failed when Jay Humphrey made a bad snap.

Phil Dawson missed field goals of 48 and 58 yards.

A&M's best scoring chance in the first half was spoiled when McElroy fumbled after being hit by Stoney Clark and Taje Allen recovered at TEX 22

Texas led 6-0 at half thanks to lost fumbles, interceptions, penalties and defense.

A&M had two promising drives stall at the TEX 4 and 5 and settled for field goals of 20 and 22 by Kyle Bryant.

Williams produced 62 of 79 yds on critical third quarter drive. He bolted 44 yards and then tore off a 17-yard run before scoring from three yards out.

In the fourth quarter, Williams got a 23-yard screen pass to set up Dawson's 26-yard field goal.

Stats[]

A&M: Leeland McElroy 29 rush, 145 yds, 4 rec, 84 yds

TEX: Williams 24 rush, 163 yds

TEX def: 6 TO (Tony Brackens 2 FF, Cris Carter 2 INT)

Notes[]

  • Texas clinches SWC
  • Texas A&M's 31-game home winning streak snapped
  • Texas snaps three-game losing streak to A&M
  • Texas first win at Kyle Field since 1983
  • John Mackovic's first win versus A&M
  • Ricky Williams breaks Earl Campbell's freshman rushing record (928, 1974) with 990

References[]

  • "Texas suprises A&M 16-6." Gainesville Sun. 3 Dec 1995.
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