The horns roll into Kyle Field with one thing on their mind and that is to kick the sh!t out of the aggs. I have been working in College Station and what do I hear all week around aggieland is that the mojo of Kyle Field, the mojo of the Horns/Ags, blah blah blah. Their are actually many 12th men not exactly behind R.C Slocum and the gang. Most alumni I talked to said Slocum will be gone this year and no later. This will especially be true as my Horns kick that aggie ass. The moral on the campus was not like I have seen in years past, hell even last year they thought they would come to my yard and take one from the Horns....wrong....blowout easy cover! I have one thing to say....no offensive touchdowns in 2 weeks. That will not get it done against my Horns. I look for a blowout. Something like 48-10, never ever close. I will be standing on the 45 yardline raising hell and talking all kinds of sh!t all day long. When the riot on the 45 breaks out, I will be the one treating the rednecks like the taliban! I am taking them for the first half, game and moree than likely halftime. This is the only game I bet with my heart and statistically they win it easily. Any opinions, suggestions are welcome.
Harley (Biggest, Baddest Horn Fan in the Land!)
I had to add this recap of last years matchup compliments of Mack Brown-Texas Football.
#12 Texas 43, #22 Texas A&M 17
Friday, November 24, 2000 - Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field (Austin, Texas)
No. 12 Texas extended its regular season winning streak to six games with a 43-17 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M in Austin. Sophomore QB Chris Simms completed 18 of 24 passes for 383 yards (No. 3 on UTs all-time chart and the most by a Longhorn versus the Aggies) and three touchdowns as Texas finished the regular season with a 9-2 (7-1, Big 12) record. Simms, who was making his second start against the Aggies and his fifth start of the season, led UT to touchdowns on each of its four possessions and completed all eight of his passes for a school-record 234 yards in the third quarter alone. Texas entered that period with a 10-7 advantage, but its 27-point outburst put it up 37-17 entering the final quarter. True freshmen receivers B.J. Johnson and Roy Williams were Simms’ favorite targets on the day. Johnson caught six passes for a UT freshman record 187 yards and a 70-yard TD while Williams had four grabs for 85 yards and a score. Williams also scored on a 20-yard reverse as the Horns mounted 492 yards of offense against a tough Aggie defense.
ok I must bump this as the line is a movin'....-13.5 now! Jump on while you still can as this is my game of the year to cap. If I am wrong on this one, I will have hell to pay. I have so many crazy little bets with my aggie friends, not to mention my girlfriend, who by the way will be wearing my Longhorn sweatshirt once again when this is all said and done. We have a yearly bet that whoever loses this game must wear the opposing teams sweatshirt to her familys holiday dinner. It really sucks for her, seeing how her Mom was in the first graduating class of women at ATM, Dad in the corp, Grandfather was alum and Grandmother work at the school for 35+ years. I already took UT -12.5 for 5 units, -13 for another 5 units and stuck it out there -13.5 for 2 more units. I welcome any opinions!
Tex, Don't know if it's a rumor or what, but I heard about 4 starters on the A&M squad are hurting.The line is not moving for nothing money must be coming in on Tex, so I think I am going to bet it now before it goes up agaim. Ciao Il Duce.
One thing for sure though, no matter how bad they are or were A&M ALWAYS gave Tex a hard time on turkey day. Ciao
TD, hopefully that has changed since they play on Friday now. Just a little Big 12 note:
UT vs. OU 14-3 Loss
ATM vs. OU 31-10 Loss
The big difference:
Cedric Benson ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns in Texas' 59-0 victory over Kansas on November 10. Benson has topped the 100-yard rushing mark in each of his first five starts, breaking Earl Campbell's school record for 100-yard games by a freshman.
Chris Simms has set a school record with 22 touchdowns passes this season, breaking the previous mark of 21 set by Major Applewhite, his current backup, in 1999. Simms has tossed 16 TDs during the Longhorns' winning streak.
Texas also has been stingy on defense, ranking second in Division I-A in total defense (233.5 ypg) and third against the run (80.3).
That could spell trouble for the Aggies, who have scored only 213 points this season. They will likely fall short of 300 for the first time since 1988, when Texas A&M scored 288 in Jackie Sherrill's final season....compliments of espn preview!
Please note that the big difference is that amazing freshman from Texas....Cedric Benson did not play at all against OU....WHY....I do NOT know!
Ok I just heard what I have been wanting to hear all year out of Mack Brown's mouth on local sports radio. He said, he will not hesitate to put Major Applewhite in the game, if for some reason Chris Simms is off. That my friend, is sweet music to my ears. If he would have done that in the OU game, the Horns would be chasing the national championship. He has stuck with Simms all year, giving Applewhite very little playing time. This is a Senior QB that has broke many of UT's records and, mark my words, will at very least be a very good back up in the NFL. He is a student of the game, probalbly the best student on the team. He also said that they were very pumped for the game and were not overlooking the Ags. They are determined to go to Gomer Pyle Field and kick some serious ass.....I am convinced!
whewwwwwwww! I just got in from the game and BOY was that close! I hope you guys didn't jump to late and end up with a push. I made some ching, but it was nerve racking to say the least. Those aggie fans are something else. That was one of the best defensive games I have ever seen. Nonetheless, a win is a win and when I bet big, I usually lose those. I had luck on myy side today.