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1997 Texas A&M Aggies football team

The 1997 Texas A&M Aggies football team completed the season with a 9–4 record. The Aggies had a regular season Big 12 record of 6–2.

1997 Texas A&M Aggies football
Big 12 South Division champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 23–29 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 20
1997 record9–4 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coachR. C. Slocum (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Marshall (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (1st season)
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 70,210)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
    x – Division champion/co-champions
    y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 64:00 PMSam Houston State*W 59–658,619
September 2011:30 AMSouthwestern Louisiana*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 66–061,081
September 272:30 PMvs. North Texas*No. 22W 36–1042,224
October 42:30 PMat No. 16 ColoradoNo. 21ABCW 16–1050,877
October 111:00 PMIowa StateNo. 15
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 56–1758,159
October 182:30 PMat No. 20 Kansas StateNo. 14ABCL 17–3643,601
October 251:00 PMat Texas TechNo. 20L 13–1650,513
November 16:00 PMNo. 19 Oklahoma StateNo. 25
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 28–25 OT60,776
November 81:00 PMBaylorNo. 21
W 38–1064,006
November 156:00 PMat OklahomaNo. 18FSNW 51–764,929
November 2810:00 AMTexasNo. 15
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
ABCW 27–1675,349
December 63:30 PMvs. No. 2 NebraskaNo. 14ABCL 15–5464,824
January 11:30 PMvs. No. 5 UCLA*No. 19CBSL 23–2959,215
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

 1  MICHAEL JAMESON          DB
 3  KYLE BRYANT              PK
 4  THADD HARGETT            QB
 4  DELVIN WRIGHT            DB
 5  TOYA JONES               DB
 6  SHANE LECHLER          QB-P
 7  BRANNDON STEWART         QB
 8  SIRR PARKER              RB
 9  DAT NGUYEN               LB
13  MICHAEL WILLIAMS         RB
15  RANDY MCCOWN             QB
16  AARON OLIVER             WR
17  TERENCE KITCHENS         PK
19  VAN GARDNER
18  SEDRICK CURRY            DB
20  D'ANDRE HARDEMAN         RB
21  LAKE CAMPBELL                DB
23  JASON GLENN              DB
24  JASON BRAGG              RB
25  MICHAEL JENNINGS         WR
27  JEFF WILSON              DB
28  TRENT DRIVER             LB
29  QUINTON BROWN            LB
30  BRANDON JENNINGS         DB
33  MARC BROYLES             RB
34  DANTE HALL               RB
35  Ben Henderson            LB
36  RONALD PATTON            DB
39  JASON WEBSTER            DB
40  ROYLIN BRADLEY           LB
42  CHRIS TAYLOR             WR
43  WARRICK HOLDMAN          LB
44  SEAN CORYATT             LB
45  BRAD CROWLEY             DL
46  CORNELIUS ANTHONY        LB
47  BILL JOHNSTON            P
48  RICH COADY               DB
51  PHILLIP MEYERS           LB
53  REX TUCKER               OL
56  TOBY MCCARTHY            OL
57  KEVIN VESTAL             DL
58  CHRIS THIERRY            LB
59  MATT MOORE               LB
62  SEMISI HEIMULI           OL
63  KYLE LEDNICKY           SNP
69  KOBY HACKRADT            OL
71  CHRIS VALLETTA           OL
72  STEVE MCKINNEY           OL
73  CAMERON SPIKES           OL
74  BRANDON HOUSTON          OL
76  CHRIS RUHMAN             OL
78  ANDY VINCENT             OL
79  SHEA HOLDER              OL
80  CHRIS COLE               WR
81  DARIC DEARMAN            WR
82  RODERRICK BROUGHTON      TE
84  MATT MAHONE              TE
86  DARREN BRINKLEY          WR
87  DERRICK SPILLER          TE
88  LEROY HODGE              WR
89  DANIEL CAMPBELL          TE
90  STEPHEN YOUNG            DL
91  TANGO MCCAULEY           DL
92  MIKE KAZMIERSKI          DL
94  Zerick Rollins       DL
95  ROCKY BERNARD            DL
96  RON EDWARDS              DL
97  MARCUS HEARD             DL
99  RONALD FLEMONS           DE

Game summariesEdit

Sam Houston StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sam Houston St 3 3 0 0 6
Texas A&M 7 10 28 14 59

Southwestern LouisianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Southwestern Louisiana 0 0 0 0 0
#22 Texas A&M 24 21 7 14 66

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Texas A&M 10 0 10 16 36
North Texas 3 7 0 0 10

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Texas A&M 0 6 10 0 16
#16 Colorado 3 0 0 7 10

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 3 7 7 0 17
#13 Texas A&M 21 21 7 7 56

Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Texas A&M 0 3 7 7 17
#20 Kansas State 13 3 7 13 36

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Texas A&M 3 3 0 7 13
Texas Tech 3 7 3 3 16

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
#19 Oklahoma State 13 0 6 33 25
#25 Texas A&M 7 0 0 156 28

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 3 7 0 10
#21 Texas A&M 10 7 7 14 38

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Texas A&M 17 17 17 0 51
Oklahoma 0 0 0 7 7

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 0 6 7 3 16
#15 Texas A&M 0 14 7 6 27

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Texas A&M 0 3 0 12 15
#2 Nebraska 16 21 3 14 54

UCLA (Cotton Bowl Classic)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 UCLA 0 7 14 8 29
#19 Texas A&M 7 9 7 0 23

1st quarter scoring: Texas A&M – Brandon Jennings 64-yard interception return after 19-yard return and lateral from Dat Nguyen (Kyle Bryant kick)

2nd quarter scoring: Texas A&M – Zerek Rollins tackled Cade McNown in end zone for safety; Texas A&M – Dante Hall 74-yard run (Bryant kick); UCLA – Jim McElroy 22-yard pass from McNown (Chris Sailer kick)

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA – Skip Hicks 41-yard pass from McNown (Sailer kick); Texas A&M – Chris Cole 43 run (Bryant kick); UCLA – McNown 20-yard run (Sailer kick)

4th quarter scoring: UCLA – Ryan Neufeld 5-yard run (McNown run)

ReferencesEdit