1 he Cougars started SWC play against
red-hot Baylor who had come off two big
wins against Colorado and Missouri.
The Bears came on strong as our
Coog's tried to keep up with them, only to
Turnovers were a big problem, as
the offense suffered from fumbles and interceptions, and the defense couldn't pressure their opponents enough to create turnovers and QB sacks.
In Arkansas, David Klingler got sick,
through the first half.
Coach Jenkins had to
find which backup
could fill Klingler's
shoes. Arkansas took
the gift, and took a
victory from the Cougars 28-17 as they left
the SWC for the
Who would take the QB spot as
Klingler recovered? Luckily, SMU was next,
and the trio of Chandler Evans, Jimmy
Klingler and Donald Douglas were no
match for the hapless Mustangs 49-20.
At Kyle Field, we really learned
how much of a beating David Kingler could
take. The A&M defense ran through our
offensive line and put 'the slinger' down to
the turf 10 times.
The team rallyed in the third quarter with two scoring drives, and one near
touchdown that lead to penalties and fourth
down punt. The defense worked hard, and
held the Aggies for most of the game, but
allowed a late touchdown to inflate the
farm-bovs' win 27-18.
Revenge was on the minds of the
team as Texas came to town. Losing the
in SWC games
and they weren't going to let a weakened
Texas team beat them again on national TV.
The Cougars played there best, most
balanced game, and new superback
TiAndre Sanders found his place in the
offense and the end zone, helping the team
to a win 23-14.
Next was the battle for the Bayou
Bucket. The Rice Owls, who were on a
continuing quest to find a winning season,
were mowed down by another Cougar air
attack. Just like the good old days.
Maybe the team was
fueled by the slim
chance of going to a
bowl game, also
showing that things
aren't too bad, when
you can beat Rice 41-
But you could lose
to TCU instead.
In Amon Carter Stadium, the team
faced another batch of SWC overachievers,
and a questionable touchdown in the last
seconds gave it to TCU 49-45, killing the
chances for a winning season.
The last game of the season was
played for pride, but the Red Raiders search
for a winning season was just a little stronger as they won 46-52. Turnovers were
again a factor as the offense struggled to
turn long drives into points.
The Cougars took a lot of punishment, but weren't able to get the rewards
they had hoped for. We did find an answer
to some questions over the season, but many
others remain, not the least of them, who
will replace David Klingler?
Hopefully these questions will be
answered as the Cougars try once again for
the bowls, championship, and respect they
photo by Thomas Nguyen
year before had the Cougars seeing red, deserve.-Michael Edwards
Inside reciver Fred Gilbert is brought down by an
eager Baylor Bear as Baylor roared in with momentum and out with a win. Photo by Adrees Latif.
W hen David Klingler couldn't play the SMU game
due to illness, the "Air Apparent", sophomore Donald
Douglas, was one of three quarterbacks that lead the
cougars to victory. Photo by Thomas Nguyen.
Lighting up the
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IN ot like it was difficult, but Defensive Left End
Glenn Cadrez takes out the little scrub SMU brought
in as a quarterback. SMU quarterback Mike Romo
had been out for the entire season with an injury.
Photo by Thomas Nguyen.
JL/inebacker Tyler Mucho, Defensive Ends James
Bevil and Allen Aldridge and company work on
stopping the Longhorn offense. Photo by Thomas