With the last game between Texas and Texas A&M behind us, the burnt orange tinted staff at YouPlusMedia decided to stroll through memory lane about what we will miss about Texas A&M. In this instance, we take you back to a game between Texas A&M and SMU on October 31, 1981.
Led by Lance McIlhenny, Eric Dickerson, and Craig James, the highly regarded Mustangs beat the Aggies that year, 27-7. SMU finished the season 10-1 while A&M’s record was a rather pedestrian 7-5. During the course of the game, SMU scored a touchdown, and the Mustangs’ cheerleaders ran onto the field to spell out “S-M-U”. Now while most cadets were certainly outraged to see an opponent desecrate Kyle Field, one particular cadet decided to take the matter into his own hands. He kicked the cheerleader and then pulled his sabre on him. Happily, another SMU cheerleader took care of the situation. Rivalries are so fun, and the Aggies add a certain flair to football rivalries that will be missed by some.