1997 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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1997 Texas A&M Aggies football
Big 12 South Division Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 23–29 vs. UCLA
Conference Big 12 Conference
South Division
Ranking
Coaches #21
AP #20
1997 record 9–4 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach R.C. Slocum
Offensive coordinator Steve Marshall
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz
Home stadium Kyle Field
(Capacity: 70,210)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska xy   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#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
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 4:00 PM Sam Houston State* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 59–6   58,619
September 20 11:30 AM SW Louisiana* #22 Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 66–0   61,081
September 27 2:30 PM vs. North Texas* #18 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 36–10   42,224
October 4 2:30 PM at #16 Colorado #17 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 16–10   50,877
October 11 1:00 PM Iowa State #13 Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 56–17   58,159
October 18 2:30 PM at #20 Kansas State #14 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS ABC L 17–36   43,601
October 25 1:00 PM at Texas Tech #20 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (A&M–Tech rivalry) L 13–16   50,513
November 1 6:00 PM #19 Oklahoma State #25 Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 28–25 OT  60,776
November 8 1:00 PM Baylor #21 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Battle of the Brazos) W 38–10   64,006
November 15 6:00 PM at Oklahoma #18 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN W 7–51   64,929
November 28 10:00 AM Texas #15 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ABC W 27–16   75,349
December 6 3:30 PM vs. #2 Nebraska #14 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC L 15–54   64,824
January 1 1:30 PM vs. #5 UCLA* #19 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 23–29   59,215
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

 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
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 notes[edit]

Sam Houston State[edit]

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


Southwestern Louisiana[edit]

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


North Texas[edit]

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


Colorado[edit]

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


Iowa State[edit]

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


Kansas State[edit]

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


Texas Tech[edit]

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


Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
#19 Oklahoma State 13 0 6 3 3 25
#25 Texas A&M 7 0 0 15 6 28


Baylor[edit]

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


Oklahoma[edit]

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


Texas[edit]

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


Nebraska[edit]

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


UCLA[edit]

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


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