Aggies punish NU 28-21

Aggie offense ran away with NU's game

Saturday's loss marked Nebraska's first conference loss since the Cornhuskers fell 19-10 at Iowa State in 1992.

Sophomore split end Matt Davison had 10 catches for 167 yards, breaking Chuck Malito's school record of 166 receiving yards.

Malito caught four balls for 166 yards on Dec. 4, 1976, at Hawaii.

Davison's 10 catches also tie him for the second most receptions in a game by a Husker.

Normally, when a team beats a highly ranked opponent for the first time, the goal posts come down. That didn't happen in College Station, Texas.

Aggie fans believe the field is sacred and cadets, along with some police officers, guarded the field as fans remained in the stands to celebrate.

Saturday's loss also ended Nebraska's 46-game winning streak in the month of October. The last time the Huskers lost in October was Oct. 25, 1986, in a 20-10 loss at Colorado.

The win for Texas A&M marked the highest ranked team the Aggies have defeated since the 1940 Sugar Bowl. In that game, A&M defeated No. 4 Tulane 14-13 to win the 1939 national championship.

Incidentally, a halftime celebration Saturday honored that same 1939 Aggie team.

Texas A&M Coach R.C. Slocum won his biggest game since beating seventh-ranked Louisiana State 28-16 in 1989 in his first game as the Aggies' head coach.

"No question about it," Slocum said. "This is the biggest win of my career. Before this there was LSU and some other big wins. But this is great for what it does."

Injury update: I-back DeAngelo Evans is questionable for practice today with an injured tailbone; linebacker Julius Jackson suffered a right knee medial collateral ligament sprain Saturday and will not practice today; fullback Joel Makovicka is questionable for practice with a ligament sprain in his right foot; Carlos Polk also is questionable after suffering a rib injury.

Gameday notebook compiled by staff writers James Nicas and Andrew Strnad

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