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Gameday: Texas A&M 28,
Saturdac "s loss marked
Nebraska's first conference loss
since the Cornhuskers fell 19-10 at
Iowa State in 1992.
Sophomore split end Matt
Damson had 10 catches for 107
cards, breaking Chuck Malito's
school record of 100 receicing
Malito caught four balls for 160
cards on Dec 4. 19Mr at Hawaii
Damson's 10 catches also tie
him tor the second most receptions j
in a game be a 1 lusker
Normalic. when a team beats a
highlc ranked opponent for the first
time, the goal posts come down.
That didn't happen in College
Aggie fans believe the field is
sacred and cadets, along with some
police officers, guarded the field as
fans remained in the stands to cele
Saturday's loss also ended
Nebraska's 46-game winning
streak in the month of October. The
last time the Huskers lost in
October was Oct. 25. 1986. in a 20
10 loss at Colorado.
The win for Texas A&M
marked the highest ranked team the
Aggies have defeated since the
1940 Sugar Bow l. In that game,
A&M defeated No. 4Tulane 14-13
to win the 1939 national champi
Incidentally, a halftime celebra
tion Saturday honored that same
1939 Aggie team.
Texas A&M Coach R.C.
Slocum won his biggest game since
beating seventh-ranked Louisiana
State 28-16 in 1989 in his first
game as the Aggies' head coach.
“No question about it,” Slocum
said. “This is the biggest win of my
career. Before this there was LSU
and some other big wins. But this is
great for what it does.”
Texas A&M moved up into the
top ten with its win over Nebraska
Saturday. The Aggies are No. 10 in
the Associated Press Poll, while
Nebraska was at No. 8. With
Kansas State ranked at No. 3, there
ft now three teams from the Big 12
Conference in the top ten for the
first time this season.
Injury update: 1-back
DeAngelo Evans is questionable
for practice today with an injured
tailbone; linebacker Julius Jackson
suffered a right knee medial collat
eral ligament sprain Saturday and
will not practice today; fullback
Joel Makov icka is questionable for
practice with a ligament sprain in
ins right foot; Carlos Polk also is
questionable after suffering a rib
Ganiedav notebook compiled
by staff writers James NLcas and
Photos by Matt Miller (clockwise from top left)
FULLBACK JOEL MAKOVICKA and the rest of the Husker offensive line were manhandled much of the day by A&M’s
wrecking-crew defense. Nebraska had only 27 yards on its first four drives.
JASON NATHO kisses his date, Rosanne Petricca, after an A&M touchdown. As one cadet put it, “Out of ail our
traditions, this is the most popular. Because if the team scores, you score.”
MAKOVICKA presses forward for Nebraska’s final touchdown. NU scored 14 points in the fourth quarter but could J
not overcome Texas A&M.
NU SPLIT END Matt Davison leaps for a catch in the fourth quarter in the 28-21 loss to Texas A&M. Davison caught
10 passes for a team-record 167 yards during the game.
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