Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Remembering Tech/A&M games in Lubbock

1995: A&M came into the game ranked eighth nationally but was already reeling from a loss to Colorado. Zach Thomas returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for a 14-7 Tech victory. Click here for the game story.

1997: On a typical windy West Texas day, kicker Tony Rogers from Plano watched a 47-yard field goal attempt kiss the left upright and bounce through with 19 seconds remaining, giving the Red Raiders a 16-13 victory. Click here for the game story.

1999: The Aggies had climbed to fifth in the Associated Press poll. But Tech coach Spike Dykes made a surprise switch by moving fullback Sammy Morris to tailback. Morris had 170 yards against the nation's top-ranked run defense in a 21-19 win. Click here for the game story.

2001: Tech's Ryan Aycock made a key interception in the end zone, and Joselio Hanson forced a critical fumble late as the Raiders won, 12-0. Just as in '99, fans stormed the field and tore down the goal post. Click here for the game story.

2003: Quarterback B.J. Symons threw a Big 12-record eight touchdown passes in a 59-28 laugher. He completed 34 of 46 passes for 505 yards. The Aggies simply couldn't keep up in a game that started late and ended at almost 1 a.m. Click here for the game story.

2005: Dwayne Slay's earth-shattering hit on Jorvorskie Lane forced an A&M fumble and broke open a tight game in the third quarter. After that play, Tech scored on its next six drives and rolled to a 56-17 victory. Click here for the game story.

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