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Today in Aggie History, Nov. 26: A&M gets emotional win over Texas after the Bonfire collapse

Today in Aggie History, Nov. 26: A&M gets emotional win over Texas after the Bonfire collapse

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Brian Gamble

Former Texas A&M linebacker Brian Gamble summed up the thoughts of Aggies everywhere with his quiet celebration of A&M's 20-16 victory over the University of Texas at Kyle Field in 1999, the year that Bonfire collapsed and killed 12 students at A&M.

Nov. 26, 1999: Texas A&M defeated No. 7 Texas in an emotional game after the tragic Bonfire collapse on Nov. 18 that killed 12 Aggies and injured 27. A&M won, 20-16, in front of 86,128 people at Kyle Field. Receiver Matt Bumgardner caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Randy McCown in the final minutes. Jay Brooks forced a fumble from Texas quarterback Major Applewhite that Brian Gamble recovered to seal the win.

For more on the game, read our oral history.

Nov. 26, 1953: The Cadet Slouch cartoon first appeared in A&M's student newspaper The Battalion, according to a June 1979 Eagle article.

Nov. 26, 1987: The Aggie football team clinched its third-consecutive conference title and fourth-consecutive win over Texas with a 20-13 victory. The last time the Aggies had three consecutive conference titles was 1939 to 1941.

Nov. 26, 2009: Von Miller recorded 1.5 sacks in a 49-39 loss to Texas. He finished the season with 17 sacks, which led the NCAA and is second in school history behind Jacob Green (20).

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