OTD: Cougars Beat The Ags In 1st SWC Home Game

  On this day in 1976, the Cougars returned “home” to Rice Stadium & beat #9 Texas A&M, 21-10. The crowd of 70,001 was the largest in school history, nearly 17,000 more fans than the previous top crowd (#5 UGA in 1967 at the Astrodome).   My favorite part of this game was this amazing lede from Austin American-Statesman writer George Breazeale: George Breazeale / Austin American-Statesman   After two weeks on the road to open the season, the Houston Cougars faced Texas A&M in their first “home” game of the season. The Aggies came into the game as the … Continue reading OTD: Cougars Beat The Ags In 1st SWC Home Game