No. 18 Texas A&M kept No. 9 Nebraska from clinching the Big 12 North and helped the Aggies return to national prominence with a 9-6 victory over the Cornhuskers in the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week.
A&M junior running back Cyrus Gray ran for a career high-tying 137 yards, and Randy Bullock kicked the go-ahead field goal with about three minutes left for the Aggies. Gray added a career-high 65 yards receiving in his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game.
Nebraska, shooting for its first Big 12 title in 11 years and last one before moving to the Big Ten next year, will have to defeat Colorado Friday for a chance at the title. A&M will need to defeat Texas on Thanksgiving to earn a potential three-way tie for first in the Big 12 South Division (if Oklahoma defeats Oklahoma State) that will be broken by the teams’ BCS rankings.
The College Football Game of the Week, voted upon by a national panel of experts, is nominated for the College Football Game of the Year at the end of the regular season.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.