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November 3, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Arkansas' Mark Calcagni made the most of his first start at quarterback as a fifth-year senior for the 14th-ranked Razorbacks Saturday. After spending much of his career bouncing between quarterback and wide receiver, Calcagni rushed for 160 yards in 22 carries and scored once in a 30-15 Southwest Conference victory over Rice at Houston. "I'm the worst runner of any of our quarterbacks," Calcagni said. "You've got to take what they give you, and today they let our quarterback run.
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August 27, 1996 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texas Tech Coach Spike Dykes, son of a cotton ginner, was born in Lubbock. He watched oil make the town rich and rocker Buddy Holly make it famous. At 57, he has seen passing fads, the Edsel come and go, the Cold War, twisters, John David Crow. So, when his Red Raiders were thrown into the teeth of the new Big 12 conference, a mega-merger of the Big Eight and half of the defunct Southwest, Dykes tried to be philosophical.
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October 27, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Not only will Southern Methodist's 44-14 strapping of the Texas Longhorns at Irving, Tex., Saturday count in the Southwest Conference standings, it will be a historic flogging they should never forget. "Who would have thought it would come out like this?" SMU Coach Bobby Collins asked after the Mustangs' biggest victory over the Longhorns in the history of the series. "I'd say we are mighty pleased," Collins said. "We got some turnovers coming our way and cashed in on them."
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December 1, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the opening scene of the movie "Body Heat," William Hurt watches from his apartment window as a restaurant that he and his parents frequented 25 years before disappears in flames. "My history is burning up out there," he says.
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March 8, 1987 | Associated Press
They used to say Texas had only two sports: football and spring football. Now they talk about a third: football recruiting. The competition is fierce, and the cheating in the Southwest Conference is broad. Pundits say it comes as little surprise that a Texas football scandal would somehow wend its way to the governor's mansion.
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November 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Tenth-ranked Texas A&M knows its future includes a Cotton Bowl date on New Year's Day against Ohio State. The Texas football team, on the other hand, doesn't know if it even has a future under Coach Fred Akers. Texas A&M won its second consecutive Southwest Conference title by beating Texas, 16-3, Thursday night to complete a 9-2 season. The Aggies' third consecutive victory over the Longhorns plunged Texas to its first losing season in 30 years amid reports that Akers won't be back next year.
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November 17, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Roger Vick for the winning margin in a 10-6 win over No. 9 Arkansas Saturday night at College Station, Tex. But the game ball belonged to the Aggie defense. Kip Corrington and Darrell Austin each intercepted passes, and Domingo Bryant recovered a pair of fumbles, one setting up the winning touchdown, as the Aggies raised their record to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Southwest Conference to remain in the hunt for the SWC title.
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October 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Texas A&M Coach Jackie Sherrill said his Aggies made a "lot of mistakes" Saturday. Fortunately for them, they got the mistakes out of the way in the first quarter and went on to rout Houston, 43-16, in a Southwest Conference game at College Station, Tex. "Considering the adversity we had early in the game, I was pleased with the way we responded and bounced back," Sherrill said. "In the first part of the game, we made a lot of mistakes."
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December 1, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Houston quarterback Gerald Landry scored three touchdowns and became the first player in the school's history to gain 2,000 total yards in a season Saturday when he led the Cougars to a 24-20 Southwest Conference victory over Rice. Landry rushed for 104 yards in 28 carries and completed 11 of 20 passes for 144 yards. The Cougars, who represented the SWC in the Cotton Bowl last season, finished with a 4-7 record. The Owls, completing their second season under Watson Brown, finished 3-8.
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November 15, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
GAME OF THE DAY Oklahoma (8-1) at Colorado (5-4). TV: Channels 13 and USA, 10:30 a.m. PST. Amazingly, the Buffs could virtually clinch an Orange Bowl berth by defeating the Sooners. They've already beaten Nebraska and, with Kansas State left to play, share the Big Eight lead with the Sooners. That said, we remind you that Oklahoma is coming off a 77-0 win over Missouri in which it gained 750 yards.
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November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
The No. 9-ranked Texas Longhorns have helped set up a fitting finale to the Southwest Conference. After a 21-13 victory over Baylor on Thursday night, Texas, 9-1-1 overall and 6-0 in the SWC, will face rival Texas A&M next week with the chance to win the league title outright for the first time since 1990 and gain a berth in either the Orange or Sugar bowls.
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October 8, 1995 | From Associated Press
Zach Thomas returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown with 30 seconds left and Texas Tech stunned No. 8 Texas A&M, 14-7, Saturday at Lubbock, Tex., ending the Aggies' streak of 29 unbeaten games in the Southwest Conference. "I faked the blitz and read the quarterback's eyes and cut the ball off," Thomas said. "I saw the end zone and just ran for the line." Fans from the crowd of 51,205 stormed the field to celebrate the first Red Raider victory over Texas A&M since 1989.
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October 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
Texas A&M lost a tie game on Saturday. Although the scoreboard said it was a 21-21 tie with Southern Methodist, there was no way the seventh-ranked Aggies could consider it anything less than a defeat. "Even great teams have to lose sometime," said Rodney Thomas of the Aggies, who ran for three touchdowns. "You remember when it happens and it gets you refocused on what it takes to win. We got that feeling back of what it's like to lose."
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October 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Texas A&M's "wrecking crew" defense usually wins games at Kyle Field. On Saturday, however, the Aggies' offense overpowered Baylor, 41-21. Corey Pullig threw two touchdown passes and kept Baylor off balance with his play-calling as No. 7 A&M notched its 25th consecutive Southwest Conference victory. "The offense won the game for us today," A&M defensive coordinator Tommy Tuberville said. "The defense was mighty proud of the offense today."
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November 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
Corey Pullig threw three touchdown passes and Aaron Glenn returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown as No. 11 Texas A&M rolled to a 42-7 victory over No. 20 Louisville Saturday night in a nonconference game at College Station, Tex. Texas A&M (8-1) gave the Southwest Conference only its second victory over a ranked team in 12 games this season. Louisville (7-3) lost its third in a row.
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June 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Southwest Conference unanimously approved a proposal that would send its runner-up to the Cotton Bowl if its champion is ranked No. 2 and has a chance to play for a national championship in another bowl. "What we said is, if you have a chance to play for the national championship, we want you to take it," SWC Commissioner Fred Jacoby said.
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October 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Texas Christian Coach Jim Wacker liked everything he saw in his Horned Frogs' 24-0 victory over Baylor Saturday in a Southwest Conference game at Waco, Tex. "The big play on offense was TJ's run," he said of Tony Jeffery's touchdown dash that accounted for 80 of his 174 yards. "The defense had about 100 big plays," Wacker said. The Horned Frogs picked up their first SWC shutout since 1967 in improving their record to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
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November 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
Safety Robert Blackmon returned two interceptions for touchdowns and set up another with a third interception Saturday as Baylor routed Texas, 50-7, for its first victory at Austin since 1951. The 50 points were the most scored by Baylor against Texas in a series that started in 1901, and the victory margin was the greatest for Baylor in 79 games against Texas. The victory was quite a turnaround for Baylor, which lost, 6-3, to Rice last Saturday.
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December 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Texas had only one real good tackle on Texas A&M halfback Darren Lewis all day. "But if I had to pick a time to have one, that would be it," Longhorn Coach David McWilliams said. Fifth-ranked Texas beat the Aggies, 28-27, Saturday when cornerback Mark Berry stopped Lewis on a two-point conversion attempt with a little less than four minutes to play. The Longhorns, 10-1 overall and 8-0 in the Southwest Conference, already had clinched the SWC's Cotton Bowl berth.
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November 12, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Either Texas A&M or Texas will oppose the Western Athletic Conference champion in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 29 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, sources close to the Holiday Bowl and Southwest Conference said Sunday. The most likely scenario has Texas A&M (6-2-1) in the Holiday Bowl because No. 14 Texas (7-1) is in the driver's seat in the SWC race and will likely earn the conference's automatic bid to the Cotton Bowl--probably to face Miami, Fla.
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