2005 Texas A&M Aggies football team

The 2005 Texas A&M Aggies football team completed the season with a 5–6 record. The Aggies had a regular season Big 12 record of 3–5.

2005 Texas A&M Aggies football
Texas A&M University logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2005 record5–6 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coachDennis Franchione (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorLes Koenning (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorCarl Torbush (3rd season)
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 82,600)
Seasons
← 2004
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2005 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
Colorado x   5 3         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Nebraska   4 4         8 4  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Kansas   3 5         7 5  
Kansas State   2 6         5 6  
Southern Division
No. 1 Texas x$#   8 0         13 0  
No. 20 Texas Tech   6 2         9 3  
No. 22 Oklahoma   6 2         8 4  
Texas A&M   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   2 6         5 6  
Oklahoma State   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 70, Colorado 3
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

SeasonEdit

Despite being ranked #17 in preseason polls, the 2005 Aggie defense ranked 107th nationally (out of 119 NCAA Division I-A teams) and allowed 443.8 yards per game. This prompted head coach Dennis Franchione to dismiss defensive coordinator Carl Torbush. Franchione then hired former Western Michigan head coach Gary Darnell to replace Torbush.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMat Clemson*No. 17ABCL 24–2579,917
September 1711:30 AMSMU*FSNW 66–875,128
September 227:30 PMTexas State*
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 44–3172,741
October 111:30 AMBaylor
FSNW 16–13 OT79,280
October 86:00 PMat ColoradoFSNL 20–4150,686
October 152:30 PMOklahoma State
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 62–2378,451
October 221:10 PMat Kansas StateW 30–2845,915
October 292:30 PMIowa State
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABCL 14–4286,172
November 56:00 PMat No. 16 Texas TechFSNL 17–5655,755
November 1211:00 AMat OklahomaABCL 30–3684,943
November 2511:00 AMNo. 2 Texas
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
ABCL 29–4086,617
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 7 7 7 24
Clemson 10 6 3 6 25

Southern MethodistEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Methodist 6 2 0 0 8
Texas A&M 7 17 28 14 66

Texas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas State 0 17 0 14 31
Texas A&M 13 14 14 3 44

This game was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 24, but was moved up to Thursday, September 22, due to the threat of Hurricane Rita[2]. Out of town fans were encouraged to not travel to the game so reported attendance is much higher than actual. The Texas A&M campus was already hosting evacuees from Hurricane Katrina and many more people from the Texas Gulf Coast were coming to or through College Station before Rita made landfall.

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Baylor 3 0 7 03 13
Texas A&M 7 0 0 36 16

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 6 0 14 20
Colorado 21 10 10 0 41

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 17 0 6 23
Texas A&M 20 7 14 21 62

Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 2 7 7 30
Kansas State 0 8 0 20 28

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 7 7 14 14 42
Texas A&M 7 0 0 7 14

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 7 0 7 17
Texas Tech 14 0 21 21 56

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 7 10 6 30
Oklahoma 28 0 2 6 36

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 14 7 13 6 40
Texas A&M 9 6 14 0 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davis, Brian (December 16, 2005). "A&M starts pumping up Darnell". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved November 24, 2007.
  2. ^ "Aggies win game moved up by Hurricane Rita". ESPN. September 23, 2005. Retrieved December 3, 2019.