news for you campus Aggies beat world record The Aggies not only Beat The Hell Outta Nebraska, but broke Kyle Field’s attendance record with a whooping crowd of 90, 079 and the Guinness World Record for number of students in attendance at a university football game with 31,005 students tickets sold. Kyle Field’s previous attendance record of 88,253 was set in 2007 when A&M played the University of Texas. “I just can’t say enough about our students and the Twelfth Man and former students who were at the game to get us over 90,000 [attendees],” said A&M Head Coach Mike Sherman. “The noise that they made and the energy they generated was phenomenal and I can’t thank them enough.” To accommodate the high number of those in attendance, the Aggies sold 1,217 standing-room only spots and an additional 1,800 folding chairs were placed on the track surrounding the playing ﬁeld. “The difference between college [football] and the NFL is how close you’re connected with the students in college, especially here at Texas A&M,” Sherman said. Guinness Book of World Records ofﬁcials were notiﬁed this past weekend of the game’s recordbreaking student attendance. Connie Thompson, staff writer
texas Three teens die in crash ODESSA, Texas — Three teenage boys are dead after a tractor-trailer rig slammed into their sport utility vehicle broadside at a highway intersection just north of Odessa.The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened about noon Saturday six miles north of Odessa on U.S. 385. Troopers report the 18-wheeler slammed into an SUV that apparently had strayed into its path after apparently running a stop sign. The DPS identiﬁes the dead as the SUV driver, 18-yearold Luke Anthony Brown Jr., and his passengers — 17-year-old Robert Earl Walker III and 18-year-old Joshua William Harrell. The youths all had lived in Odessa. Staff and wire reports
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Twelfth Man team fuels win Game of firsts
■ Twelfth Man record attendance set, 90,079 strong.
■ It’s the first time A&M has won three games in the month of November since the 4-0 month to close out the 1997 regular season and win the Big 12 South.
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■ The Aggies have eight regular season wins, first time since 2006 with a 9-4 record. ■ The Aggies’ 9-6 victory marked the fewest points in a victory since a 7-0 win against Rice in 1994. ■ The win increased the Aggies’ win streak to five games, which is the longest since the 2004 Aggies won six straight.
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TOP: Students and players rush onto Kyle Field after time expired Saturday following the Aggies’ 9-6 win over No. 8 Nebraska. It was the last time the Cornhuskers will visit Kyle Field as a Big 12 foe. LEFT: Senior “Joker” Von Miller contributed to a dominant defensive performance on Senior Night. RIGHT: Miller and company tackle Nebraska’s Brandon Kinnie Saturday.
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ollowing senior “joker” utter despair to the wind with a memorable perforVon Miller’s gamemance, a 9-6 vicclinching sack of tory over No. 9 Nebraska quarterback TayNebraska — on a majestic evening lor Martinez and Martinez’ at Kyle Field. ensuing incompletion, the Those 90,000 largest student crowd in the David Harris plus in attendance can attest history of college football economics major to just how began flinging Twelfth Man special it was. towels into the air; fitting afThere was junior running back Cyrus Gray’s ter this program threw 12 years performance. of irrelevancy, mediocrity and
E-walk to start at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday Luz Moreno-Lozano The Battalion The long-lived tradition of Elephant Walk is coming up at Texas A&M University. On Tuesday the class councils will host their annual Elephant Walk, for juniors and seniors. It will take place at the Association of Former Students from 10 to 2 p.m. The senior class will walk at 2:11 p.m from the Twelfth Man statue and the junior class will walk from the Arches at 2:12 p.m. Free food, live entertainment, prizes, pictures with elephants, as well as t-shirts will all be available at the event. Guest speaker and former Yell Leader, Joe West, will hold a program at Kyle Field at 3:30 p.m. “It’s definitely become a
necessity,” Gabe Marenco, junior human resource and development major and director for the junior e-walk said. “It helps to enhance tradition at Texas A&M and it’s a really cool opportunity to unite.” The walk dates back to 1926 and is now an annual tradition. The event earned its name “the Elephant Walk” because some said seniors look liking dying elephants. In 1993 the junior elephant walk was established. The seniors die off and the juniors take over as the new upcoming senior class. The class of 2011 will be revealing their class gift at the event. Taco Cabana is sponsoring the event and if students wear their elephant walk T-shirts one week after the event to Taco Cabana, they will receive a free drink.
Gray worked for every one of his 202 all-purpose yards. Against a fast, physical Blackshirt defense, Gray was patient with his reads and decisive with his cuts. For the fifth consecutive game, he eclipsed 100 yards rushing — the first Aggie to do that since 1990. “I’d say extraordinary,” Head Coach Mike Sherman said of Gray’s effort. “With all the catches and the runs and pick-
■ The Aggies’ five-game Big 12 winning streak is the longest since the 1998 team reeled off seven straight on its way to the Big 12 Championship. ■ It’s the first time that Texas A&M has beaten Nebraska two games in a row. ■ It’s the first time that A&M has beaten two teams in the top 15 of the AP poll since 1998 when the Aggies beat No. 2 Nebraska, No. 13 Missouri and No. 3 Kansas State.
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As the event namesake, old and dying elephants walk through places of their past, remembering in a similar manner to the actions of the juniors and seniors on Elephant Walk.
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