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1908

Texas A&M was 3-5 in 1908.

The team lost star quarterback Victor Kelley off the 1907 team after he elected to play for the Carlisle Indian School — at the time, a national college football powerhouse. N.A. Merriam took over as head coach. Willie Leggett was the quarterback. Running back Louis Hamilton and captain Charley DeWare helped A&M win its first game over Trinity. The offense struggled mightily in the next two, scoring 5 points combined in losses to Baylor and LSU. A&M got a 13-10 win over TCU. A&M was blown out by Texas in Houston, 24-8. With Texas leading 14-0 at halftime, Texas students went onto the field with broomsticks on their shoulders to mock the A&M military style, according to Football Feuds. Aggie cadets hopped the fence and a brawl commenced. The game resumed afterward. The team split its next two and went into the finale with Texas at 3-4. UT won 28-12, in Austin, rallying from a 12-0 deficit. A&M finished the year 3-5.

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