The NCAA placed A&M on five years of probation after finding that boosters paid players for work undone. The Aggies also were barred from playing in a bowl game or appearing on television that season. Greg Hill, who was part of the scandal, declared for the NFL Draft after the '93 season. The Aggies began the year ranked No. 15 in the country and ran off seven straight victories and jumped up to No. 7. But at the Alamodome, SMU shocked A&M with a 21-21 tie. The Aggies finished the season with wins over Texas, Louisville and TCU to get to 10-0-1. It was the fourth consecutive season in which A&M had won the conference and gone undefeated in SWC play. But the sanctions meant no bowl for the Aggies.