Man Stabbed to Death on White Rock Creek Trail; Former A&M Football Player Arrested


Dallas police say former Texas A&M football player Thomas Johnson was angry about his lot in life.

Johnson, once a star high school athlete at Skyline High School, was out of football and out of his home.

He allegedly took out his rage Monday morning by hacking a jogger to death with a “large-edged weapon” on the White Rock Creek Trail, police said.

“It appears Mr. Johnson picked this victim at random. Absolutely random,” Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said. “He just attacked him … It’s just very unusual. It’s quite shocking.”

Officers were called shortly before 8 a.m. and found a man stabbed near White Rock Creek Trail underneath Walnut Hill Lane.

Sherwin said police found Johnson after he walked up to the Park Lane Equestrian Center and called 911.

The victim, who was not carrying identification, died at a nearby hospital. Sherwin said he is white and between 25 and 35. Police ask that anyone with information contact them.

The man was one of two people killed Monday in the White Rock area. Police said the two slayings are not connected at all.

Homicide Lt. Latoya Porter said a suspect was taken into custody. His name was not released, and neither was a possible motive.

At a brief news conference, police took no questions and said the case remains under investigation.

Crime scene tape stopped several cyclists in their tracks Monday morning.

Cindy Kindel, 58, said she was “leery” of riding the trail alone, even in the daytime. She said the stabbing Monday seemed to confirm her worst fears.

“It’s so wooded up here and it’s so dense, anyone could come out of the brush at any time here,” she said.

Kindel, who is self-employed and lives in the White Rock area, said she was going to turn around and go home. She said she will be more cautious from now on.

“It’s iffy to come out here by yourself. I’m in pretty good shape, but that wouldn’t stop anyone from knocking me off the bike,” she said. “I’m very hesitant to come out here. But I felt like it was a bright day, and it was a good time of day to come out here. But I’m always on guard when I’m here.”

But Marc Mumby, a Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail board member, said he believed the slaying was “an isolated incident.”

“The trail is still pretty darn safe,” said Mumby, 63.

Still, Mumby, who said he has biked the trail regularly for 35 years, said he was disturbed by the news that a man had died. He said he wouldn’t let his wife be alone on the trail at night and encouraged people to take precaution and ride with friends.

“This is Dallas, and it’s a city, and stuff happens,” he said. “It’s just unfortunate it happened on the trail. It’s a place where people go for recreation and fun.”

David Cole, 55, said the scene was “bizarre.”

“It makes you stand back a little bit. It’s got to be an anomaly. There’s got to be … some strange story to it.”

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Royals Rally on Correa’s Error, Beat Astros 9-6 to Even ALDS

HOUSTON (AP) _ Astros shortstop Carlos Correa couldn’t handle a deflected grounder that might have been a double-play ball, helping the Kansas City Royals rally for five runs in the eighth inning to beat Houston 9-6 Monday and force their playoff series to a decisive Game 5.

Correa homered twice, doubled, singled and drove in four runs in Game 4 of the AL Division Series. Houston took a 6-2 lead into the eighth, but a tough error charged to the 21-year-old rookie keyed the Royals’ comeback to even the matchup at two games apiece.

Game 5 will be back in Kansas City on Wednesday night.

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USC Fires Steve Sarkisian 1 Day After Putting Coach on Leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave.

Athletic director Pat Haden announced his decision Monday in a brief statement.

Sarkisian was put on indefinite leave on Sunday after the school determined he wasn’t in condition to lead practice. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton was appointed interim coach.

The school hasn’t been specific about Sarkisian’s problems, but the second-year coach had an embarrassing public display in August at a pep rally where he appeared to be intoxicated while giving a speech.

Sarkisian went 12-6 at USC, where he was an assistant coach under Pete Carroll with the program’s dominant teams of the past decade. He spent five years as Washington’s head coach until 2013.

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Aggie Baseball Unveils 2016 Schedule

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Baseball announced its schedule for the 2016 season, a 56-game slate that features 36 home games in the friendly confines of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The Aggies will play 11 teams that participated in the 2015 NCAA Championship for a total of 25 games, including Arkansas (3), Auburn (3), Florida (3), LSU (3), Ole Miss (3), Pepperdine (3), Vanderbilt (3), Houston, Houston Baptist, Rice and Texas. The schedule includes 35 games against teams that finished in the Top 100 of the 2015 RPI, including 13 games against RPI Top 25 opponents.

“Once again we have a challenging schedule ahead of us,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “You run out of ways to describe how tough the SEC schedule is. We drew some tough challenges from the eastern side of the conference with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt and the West Division series are turning into intense rivalries. We have tough teams on the non-conference schedule, and I think fans will enjoy seeing Texas, Rice and Houston on the schedule.”

The Aggies’ 2016 campaign commences with a five-game homestand, including the season-opening three-game series against Hofstra (Feb. 19-21).

The Maroon and White head to Malibu at the end of February for their lone non-conference road series, playing Pepperdine on Feb. 26-28.

Texas A&M starts off March with its longest homestand of the season. It begins with a March 1 game against Houston Baptist and wraps up on March 15 as the Aggies host the Texas Longhorns. The homestand includes three-game series against Yale (March 4-6) and Fresno State (March 11-13) and a two-game midweek set against Northwestern State (March 8-9).

The Aggies open SEC play on March 18-20 with a road series at Auburn. The Aggies play their first-ever SEC road series at Florida (April 1-3). Other road trips in league action include Mississippi State (April 15-17), Arkansas (April 29-May 1) and South Carolina (May 13-15).

Texas A&M begins the SEC home slate with a bang, hosting LSU on March 24-26. The Aggies other home league series include Georgia (April 8-10), Alabama (April 22-24), Vanderbilt (May 5-7) and Ole Miss (May 19-21).

“The home conference slate is the most enticing we’ve had since joining the conference,” Childress said. “Our series against LSU the last three years have been like prize fights – an intense three or four hour battle every night. Vanderbilt, who has played for the national championship the last two years, finally comes to Blue Bell Park. Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss are all loaded with talent, so fans are in for some amazing games.”

The remainder of the Aggies’ 12 midweek home games include contests against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 23), Prairie View A&M (Feb. 24), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 22), Abilene Christian (April 12), Texas State (April 19), UT Arlington (April 26), Incarnate Word (May 4) and Sam Houston State (May 17).

Texas A&M travels for midweek games on at Houston (March 29) and Rice (May 5).

The SEC Tournament is slated for May 24-29 at the Hoover Met.

NCAA Regional action is scheduled for June 3-5, followed by the Super Regionals from June 10-13. College baseball’s national champion will be crowned in Omaha at the College World Series on June 18-29.

Texas A&M is coming off a 2015 campaign in which they finished 50-14, the highest win total for the Aggies since 1999,  and claimed an NCAA Regional title.

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AP Top 25 Poll for Week 7

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Aggie Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision at Auburn

AUBURN, Alabama – The No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies fell victim to a pair of Casie Ramsier goals Sunday afternoon and dropped a 2-0 decision against the No. 8 Auburn Tigers at the AU Soccer Complex.

After both squads played stout defense in the first half, Auburn broke the scoring seal in the 49th minute. The play started when Texas A&M defender Karlie Mueller was dropped with an elbow to the head on a late challenge by Kristen Dodson. With Mueller on the ground incapacitated, action was allowed to continue around her and Auburn took advantage of the downed defender, scoring within eight seconds. The Tigers’ Hannah Alspach dumped a ball off to Ramsier who launched a missile from 22 yards out, tucking it inside the left post for the ice breaker. Mueller, who had played 1,180 of the Aggies’ 1,280 minutes on the season entering the match, exited the contest and would not return.

The Tigers added an insurance goal with 30 minutes remaining in the second half. Dodson served as the catalyst, chipping a ball to Alspach on the right flank. Alspach scampered down the right touchline and sent a ball towards the penalty spot from 18 yards out. Ramsier got her head on the ball and  knocked it off the left post and into goal for the brace and her 10th goal of the season.

Holding a 2-0 lead, Auburn was able to throw numbers in the penalty box and quality shots became hard to come by for the Maroon and White. The Aggies were able to get five shots off in the last 10 minutes, but no shots-on-goal.

For the match, Texas A&M owned the edge in shots (13-8) and corner kicks (4-3), but Auburn owned a 3-1 advantage in shots-on-goal.

The defenses prevailed in the first half, keeping the match scoreless with just one shot-on-goal for each squad. Texas A&M owned the advantages in shots (6-4) and corner kicks (2-1).

The Aggies had a pair of solid scoring chances in the first half. In the 10th minute, Janae Cousineau launched a shot from eight yards out on the left, but Tigers’ goalkeeper Sarah Le Beau was able to get both paws out to knock the ball past the left post. In the 30th minute, Haley Pounds unleashed fury from 18 yards and the shot went just a few inches north of the crossbar.

The Aggies return to action Friday when they travel to Lexington for a 6:30 pm contest against the Kentucky Wildcats.


Head Coach G Guerrieri

On the match: “I’m disappointed in the result by not in the way my young ladies kept their heads and tried to play through the physicality being dealt on them. It is tough enough to play on the road. It becomes that much harder when our captain lay on the ground possibly concussed while play goes on and they immediately score a goal to put you in a hole.

In the end, we needed to come up with some offense and capitalize on the possession and attacks that we had. Auburn’s goal producer (Casie Ramsier) produced a couple of goals. We needed that kind of finishing.”

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Texas A&M Fights Back to Defeat South Carolina, 3-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Texas A&M overcame a 2-1 set deficit to defeat a feisty South Carolina team, 27-29, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 15-4, today at the Carolina Volleyball Center.

Junior redshirt middle blocker Jazzmin Babers and sophomore opposite hitter Ashlie Reasor propelled the Aggies, each posting career highs in kills with 23 and 19, respectively. Reasor also posted a personal best .615 hitting efficiency, and Babers hit at a .486 clip as sophomore setter Stephanie Aiple orchestrated the offense to an overall .247 team hitting percentage while dishing out 56 assists.

A sluggish start with multiple unforced errors proved costly for A&M in the opening set. The Aggies found themselves behind by as much as 17-8 before making a late comeback to set up an intense finish.  Babers, who had six kills in seven attempts in the set, began the comeback charge, getting a kill on the slide attack to set off a run of four consecutive points as the Aggies climbed back within 19-16. A&M later got within 20-18 following a kill by senior middle blocker Shelby Sullivan and a block by Sullivan and Aiple. The teams then exchanged points and the Gamecocks held a 23-20 lead when South Carolina had a setting error and Reasor put down a kill.

South Carolina hit long on its next attempt to knot the score at 23-23 before Sarah Blomgren put the Gamecocks at set point, 24-23, as she tooled the Aggie block for a kill. Reasor countered with a kill, but Blomgren came right back with another kill as the teams had to work overtime to determine the winner. Babers fought off another set point, crafting a kill off the South Carolina block to tie the score at 25-all, but A&M then served wide to put the Gamecocks at set point for the third time. Sullivan registered her fourth kill of the frame to continue the set, and junior outside hitter Emily Hardestyfollowed with a kill to give the Aggies their first lead since 2-1 and put A&M serving for the set, 27-26. South Carolina, hungry for its first SEC win, then reeled off three unanswered points, including a serve that hit the tape and rolled over for an ace and a solo block to close out the set, 29-27.

It would be the Aggies who would get a three-point run to close out a narrow 25-23 victory in the second set. South Carolina once again build an early lead and was ahead, 8-5, lead when A&M began closing the gap. Babers tipped in a kill to the sideline and Aiple followed with an ace, tying the score for the first time, 9-9. The Gamecocks went on a 3-1 spurt to retake the lead at 12-10 before A&M reeled off six consecutive points, with Reasor pounding three kills and teaming for a block to rally the Aggies.

South Carolina continued to fight and would use runs of four and three points to eventually take a 22-20 lead before Reasor tied the score for the seventh time with back-to-back kills. South Carolina answered with a kill to go up 23-22, but Babers, nearly unstoppable on the slide attack, notched her sixth kill of the set with a hard shot down the line. Reasor put the Aggies at set point as she connected for her sixth kill in six attempts in the frame. Following a South Carolina timeout, the Gamecocks were charged with a hitting error to give A&M the 25-23 win, tying the match at a set apiece.

South Carolina used a 7-0 run to build a 10-4 lead in the third set. The Gamecocks, who outhit A&M .194 to -.032 in the frame, continued to pull away, building their largest lead at 20-11 following a 3-0 run. Babers and Reasor ended the run with back-to back kills to spark the Aggies. The Gamecocks began to falter, committing six consecutive errors — including a block error on an A&M attack that sailed long — as A&M extended its scoring run to eight consecutive points to pull within 20-19. A&M, however, was unable to cut the deficit. Trailing 23-22, A&M was whistled for being in the net on a block attempt and then hit out on the next play to close out the stanza.

South Carolina jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the fourth set, but A&M later used a 7-0 run – including three kills by Reasor – to take an 11-7 lead. South Carolina could get no closer than two points and trailed 21-17 when Babers put down two kills during a 3-0 run that put the Aggies at set point. The Gamecocks fought off four set points to get within 24-21 before Babers put down her seventh kill of the set to secure the win and even the match at 2-2.

A&M carried the momentum into the fifth set, outhitting the Gamecocks, .533 to -.133 en route to the 15-4 victory. The Aggies, who entered the match 3-0 in five setters but 0-5 when losing the first set, held a 10-4 cushion when freshmanKaitlyn Blake, playing on the outside, unleashed a kill through the seam of the South Carolina block and then blasted a kill off the high hands of the block to put A&M up, 12-4. Aiple continued the rally, teaming with Sullivan for a block and then getting a dump kill to put the Aggies at match point. Blake and Sullivan then punctuated the victory with a stuff block to close out the contest.

Sophomore libero Amy Nettles led the Aggies defensively with 14 digs. Hardesty pitched in 12 digs, and sophomore defensive specialist Gabby Litwin finished with a career-high 10 digs. Freshman defensive specialist Amy Houser also set a career high, scooping up nine digs.

Sullivan tied her season high with a team-leading six blocks.

Dessaa Legros led the Gamecocks with 20 kills and 25 points, and Darian Dozier had a match-high eight blocks.

A&M, which improves to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in SEC matches, outhit the Gamecocks, .247 to .194 in the match, leading in kills (67-57), assists (62-55) and digs (60-46). South Carolina, which  suffers its seventh consecutive loss and falls to 7-12 overall and 0-6 in conference play, led in blocks (12-9) and aces (7-5) but committed 11 service errors.

The Aggies return home Friday, Oct. 16 to host Alabama. First serve is at 6:30 p.m. at Reed Arena. The match, which marks the start of a three-match home stand, will be the Aggies’ “Dig Pink” match. Go to the volleyball page on to learn more about joining the Aggies as they help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

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Texas A&M post-match quotes:

Head Coach Laurie Corbelli
On South Carolina being a dangerous team…
“It’s never easy to come into their gym. They have a very feisty team, feisty players, and they are a super well-coached team. It’s always going to be a battle. If you can’t scratch and claw your way to a win, you probably won’t get the win. I was so proud of our team because we had to try so many different lineups and different people in wrong positions to try and get something that would work, and they made it work. I was really proud of that.”

On being in a hole and coming up short in the first set…
“We let ourselves get so far down with our passing. It took us out of a rhythm that we have been in lately. I think they knew they had to get us out of that rhythm, and they did. It caught us off guard for a little while, just long enough to get us in a deep hole.”

On the team’s fight…
“I never saw the team quit fighting, and they tried to scratch and claw their way back in. That was really impressive to me. I never once on the bench told them you have to fight harder. I just told them you’ve got to believe and some strategic things that we needed to change. I think they were starting to wonder if we could win there because of how on the South Carolina team was. They couldn’t miss. They were just blasting balls at us. It was a very stressful match. There is no question about that. I know the team was pretty stressed out on the court and I could see it. A lot of our job was to try and relax them as best we could with a little laughter here and there and that didn’t really seem to help that much either. [Jazzmin] Babers, [Ashlie] Reasor, [Stephanie] Aiple and [Amy] Nettles really stayed steady throughout. Those four were so steady and reliable. The others, if they struggled at times — it happens to all athletes and I told them it happened today to more than one of us and oh well. We had to get it out of our system. We got the win and that’s all that matters.”

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Brian Hoyer gets starting QB job back for scuffling Texans

HOUSTON (AP) _ Brian Hoyer has his job back as Houston’s starting quarterback.

Hoyer won the job out of camp but was pulled in the fourth quarter of a season-opening loss to the Chiefs after committing two turnovers. Ryan Mallett has started since then, but he has struggled and Hoyer took over in both of the last two games as the Texans fell to 1-4.

Hoyer replaced Mallett in the second quarter on Thursday night and threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted by Mike Adams with less than 2 minutes left to help seal the Colts’ 27-20 victory.

The Texans have 10 days before they’ll try to get back on track when they travel to Jacksonville on Oct. 18.

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Chirinos 2-Run Homer Leads Rangers Over Blue Jays 5-3

TORONTO (AP) _ Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor had a solo shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday in an AL Division Series opener as postseason baseball returned to Toronto for the first time in 22 years.

Both starting third baseman left with injuries: Texas’ Adrian Beltre in the third with a sore lower back and Toronto’s Josh Donaldson in the fifth after he was kneed in the head while sliding in an attempt to break up a double play.

Yovani Gallardo (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, improving to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four career starts against Toronto. Keone Kela, Jake Diekman and Sam Dyson finished, with Dyson getting a save.

Pitching on 11 days’ rest, Price (0-1) allowed five runs and five hits in seven innings. He dropped to 1-6 with a 4.79 ERA in 11 postseason games, including six starts.

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Bevo Sidelined For Saturday’s UT-OU Football Game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo the 14th has a “life-threatening condition” and won’t travel to Dallas for Saturday’s rivalry game against Number 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.

The Silver Spurs organization that takes care of the mascot did not detail Bevo’s illness Wednesday and said his condition was still being explored by veterinarians.

Bevo XIV has been the school mascot since 2004. The steer weighs 2,100 pounds and has a horn span of 82 inches.

Texas is 1-4 under second-year coach Charlie Strong, the Longhorns’ worst start since 1956.

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Stros Advance to ALDS

NEW YORK (AP) _ It will be the Kansas City Royals against Houston in the
American League Division series after the Astros blanked the Yankees’ 3-0 in the
wild card game in the Bronx. Dallas Keuchel allowed just three hits
and had seven strikeouts over six innings while pitching on three day’s rest.
Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez hit solo homers off loser Masahiro Tanaka
Tanaka before Jose Altuve  poked an RBI single
in the seventh to cap the scoring.

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Three Aggies In MLB Post Season

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Three former Texas A&M Aggies are preparing to enter the MLB Postseason after completing successful 2015 regular-season campaigns.

The trio includes starting pitcher Michael Wacha of the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals, outfielder Justin Ruggiano of the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and infielder Cliff Pennington of the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays.

Wacha, the 2012 NLCS Most Valuable Player, posted a 17-7 record with a 3.38 ERA and 153 strikeouts over 181.1 innings of work this season. The right-hander held opponents to a .236 batting average in 30 starts. He ranked ninth in the NL in victories (17) and eighth in winning percentage (.708). He was named to the NL squad for the 2015 All-Star Game.

The Blue Jays acquired Pennington from the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 8. He appeared in 33 games in Toronto’s pennant race, hitting .160 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 75 at-bats.

The Dodgers acquired Ruggiano from the Seattle Mariners on August 31. He appeared in 21 games in September, posting a .291 batting average with four doubles, one triple, four home runs and 12 RBI.

The Cardinals open up postseason play on October 9 when they host either the Chicago Cubs or Pittsburgh Pirates in a National League Division Series. The Dodgers also open up NLDS action on October 9, hosting the New York Mets. The Toronto Blue Jays start their American League Division Series on October 8 when they host the Texas Rangers.

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A&M So. Kyle Allen Named One of The Davey O’Brien Award’s weekly “Great 8”

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas A&M sophomore Kyle Allen was named one of the Davey O’Brien Award’s weekly “Great 8” honorees after helping the Aggies to a 30-17 win over then-No. 21 Mississippi State.

Allen, from Scottsdale, Ariz., threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on 25-of-41 passing as the Aggies moved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Allen also chipped in a career-high 65 rushing yards on 12 carries. Allen’s touchdown passes came via a one-yard connection with sophomore Ricky Seals-Jones on a fourth-down play and with sophomoreDamion Ratley on a 29-yard catch-and-run.

Allen is the SEC leader in passing efficiency with a 169.0 rating (No. 9 in FBS) and passing touchdowns with 13 (tied for No. 9). Allen has passed for 1,274 yards (254.8 per game) on 89-of-139 passing.

Complete Davey O’Brien “Great 8” release:

Davey O’Brien Award announces “Great 8” Performances
FORT WORTH, Texas –The Davey O’Brien Award has announced its “Great 8” quarterback performances for week five of the college football season. The eight honorees include: Kyle Allen of Texas A&M, Arizona State’s Mike Bercovici, Trevone Boykin of TCU, Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty, Blake Frohnapfel of UMass, Florida’s Will Grier, Seth Russell of Baylor and Houston’s Greg Ward Jr.

All 128 FBS quarterbacks are eligible for the weekly honor, which is determined by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee.

In 1938, Davey O’Brien, who wore No. 8 as a star quarterback for TCU, became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.

O’Brien was drafted fourth overall in the 1939 NFL Draft and earned Pro Bowl honors in his rookie season after setting an National Football League record for season passing yardage. The NFL’s highest-paid player retired after the 1940 season to become an FBI agent.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, was first issued in 1981. Since 1977, the Foundation has given away more than $900,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

Week 5 “Great 8” Performances:
Kyle Allen (Texas A&M, So., 6-3, 210, Scottsdale, Ariz.)
* Completed 25 of 41 passes for 322 yards and a pair of scores and added 65 rushing yards in a 30-17 win over No. 21 Mississippi State.

Mike Bercovici (Arizona State, Sr., 6-2, 210, Calabasas, Calif.)
* Successful on 27 of 44 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 37 yards and a score in a 38-23 upset win over No. 7 UCLA.

Trevone Boykin (TCU, Sr., 6-2, 205, Dallas, Texas)
* Was 20-for-35 for 332 yards and five touchdowns and added 52 yards rushing in just three quarters in a 50-7 rout of Texas.

Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky, Sr., 6-3, 220, Davie, Fla.)
* Fired four scoring strikes and topped the 400-yard passing mark (28 of 39, 409 yards) in a 49-10 victory over Rice.

Blake Frohnapfel (UMass, Sr., 6-6, 238, Stafford, Va.)
* Was 32-for-42 for 363 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-14 win over Florida International, the team’s first nonconference win as an FBS program.

Will Grier (Florida, Fr., 6-2, 201, Davidson, N.C.)
* Connected on four touchdown passes and had just five incompletions (24 of 29, 271 yards) in a 38-10 triumph over No. 3 Ole Miss.

Seth Russell (Baylor, Jr., 6-3, 220, Garland, Texas)
* Totaled six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) and was 15-for-23 for 286 yards to go along with 81 rush yards in a 63-35 win vs. Texas Tech.

Greg Ward Jr. (Houston, Jr., 5-11, 185, Tyler, Texas)
* Set a school record for rushing yards by a quarterback (182), ran for three touchdowns and threw for 273 yards in a 38-24 victory over Tulsa.

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Two For Aggie Tennis Advance

Texas A&M men’s tennis split four doubles matches at the ITA All-American Tuesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sophomore Jordi Arconada and junior Max Lunkin advanced to Wednesday’s Qualifying Draw Round of 32.

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Women’s Golf Grabs Third At Jim West Challenge

BOERNE, Texas- The No. 11 Texas A&M women’s golf team finished third at the Jim West Challenge at Tapatio Springs with a 3-over 867 for the three-round tournament. Maddie Szeryk led the Aggies individually by tying for third at 212 (-4) in a tournament that featured nine squads that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Regionals.

“We didn’t have our normal games today,” said Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs. “We had to battle all day.”

“The bogeys on the 18th hole were hard fought, so I’m not upset about that,” added McCombs, of the squad’s three bogeys on the par-5 18th. “We just didn’t get started off on the right foot today and you can’t give a good team that many shots from the get go.”

Szeryk shot a 74 (+2) on Tuesday to finish the tournament in a tie for 3rd at 212. It is Szeryk’s best finish of the season and eighth Top 5 finish of her career. Szeryk finished just one stroke behind the tie between Texas Tech’s Gabby Barker and Kent State’s Michaela Finn for first place at -5.

The Aggies finished the tournament with a 292 (+9) in the final round, finishing behind Kent State (852/-12) and Florida State (864/E) in the 13-team field.

The Aggies have finished in the Top 5 of 14 of their last 15 tournaments, dating back to last season.

Thanya Pattamakijsakul and Bianca Fabrizio each tied for 18th at 219 (+3). Fabrizio shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday, while Pattamakijsakul shot a 78 (+6). Fabrizio has finished in the Top 20 of all three tournaments she has played this year.

Andrea Jonama tied for 21st with a 220 (+4), and a 73 (+1) in the final round at the par 72 / 6,373 yard Tapatio Springs Resort. Callie Scheffler rounded out the Aggie lineup with a 223 (+7) in a tie for 30th after a 77 (+5) to close out the tournament. Emily Campbell played as an individual, shooting a 75 (+3) on Tuesday and a 228 (+12) for the tournament to finish 51st.

The Aggies return to action for their final tournament of the fall season from Oct. 25-27 with the Alamo Invitational at San Antonio’s Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Four of A&M’s six lowest 54-hole tournament scores in school history have been recorded at Briggs Ranch.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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An Aggie is New Head Man For Miami Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) _ Joe Philbin has been fired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins and
has been replaced by tight ends coach Dan Campbell on an interim basis. The move
comes after Sunday’s 27-14 loss to the New York Jets dropped the Dolphins to
1-3. Philbin went 24-28 without reaching the playoffs or finishing above .500.

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SEATTLE (AP) _ Russell Wilson threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Kam
Chancellor made a huge defense stop in Seattle’s 13-10 win over Detroit last
night. The Lions were about to complete a 91-yard touchdown drive when
Chancellor punched the ball out of the hands of wide receiver Calvin Johnson at
the Seattle 1, causing a safety that gave the Seahawks the ball with 1:45 left.
The Seahawks improved to 2-2 with their second straight win, and the Lions
dropped to 0-4 for the first time in five years.

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Two Texas High School Head Coaches and 11 Players Suspended after Brawl

SPRING, Texas (AP) _ Officials of a suburban Houston school district have
suspended two head coaches and 11 players after an on-field brawl between
players of both teams cut a high school football game short. They also decided
that Spring and cross-district rival Spring Westfield must take forfeits in the
game. Both teams were previously undefeated.

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Texans Sticking With Mallett

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Texans are sticking with Ryan Mallett as their
starting quarterback despite his recent struggles. Mallett threw an interception
and didn’t lead the Texans to any points before was replaced by Brian Hoyer late
in a 48-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Texans have a short
turnaround before hosting AFC South foe Indianapolis on Thursday night.

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Injury Bug Bites Cowboys Again

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Dallas running back Lance Dunbar will miss the rest of the
season with what appears to be a torn ACL in his left knee. It’s the latest
major injury for an offense already missing stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The
Cowboys host defending Super Bowl champion New England on Sunday.

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