Monday, October 30, 2006

espn gameday in college station

Saturday's Texas A&M-Oklahoma game at Kyle Field got a little bigger with the addition of ESPN's College Gameday. The two-hour show will air on ESPN starting at 9 a.m. The 7 p.m. game will be shown on ABC.

No. 21 A&M (8-1, 4-1) is a half game ahead of 18th-ranked Oklahoma (6-2, 3-1) in the Big 12 South Division. This will be the second trip to Aggieland for the Gameday crew of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit. Their last visit was Nov. 11, 2000, a 35-31 comeback victory for OU en route to a national championship.

The game drew a state-of-Texas record 87,188 fans. A&M, which was ranked 23rd, built a 31-21 lead behind quarterback Mark Farris and fullback Ja'Mar Toombs. But top-ranked OU rallied behind quarterback Josh Heupel and running back Quentin Griffin. Farris drove A&M 77 yards to the OU 4, where the Sooners came up with a goal-line stand. OU went on to win the national championship.

A&M upset the top-ranked Sooners in their 2002 visit to Kyle Field, 30-26

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