All in all, that was one of the most depressing games I had to endure as an Aggie. Notre Dame wore us down, and beat us 28-3. They dominated the football game. And in the last game I would ever march in as a bandsman, we were outscored, and ended the season at #7 with a 12-1 record. I remember that we had defeated Stanford in the Pigskin classic 10-7, and that Stanford had beaten Notre Dame. So, in theory, we should have been able to beat them as they had lost to a team we beat. Reality, of course, is far different. It was a long drive back to New Mexico from Dallas that day. It had been annoying falling to the Florida State Seminoles the previous year 10-2. But in that game we fumbled six times, and threw two picks. We handed the game to the Noles. But Notre Dame was better than us that day. Would the Aggies have won with Greg Hill in? Maybe. I like to think they would have. Without him, the Irish keyed on Rodney Thomas and there was no double threat. Wihout a doubt, the NCAA scandal looming took away players, and negatively affected A&M's morale. So much of college football is emotion. And ours was at a low going into the game. It seems apparent that the Aggies would have done much better offensively if they weren't distracted and missing one of the key skill position players.
As always, we won the halftime, and here is a picture of our performance. The game was less than I would have hoped for, but, as always, the Aggies stood proudly and faced the opposition with a competitive spirit. No one has ever or can ever take our pride away. For we are the Aggies, the Aggies are we! From Texas A-M-C.