The 1977 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season.More
3 1977 USC Trojans football team
The 1977 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. In their second year under head coach John Robinson, the Trojans compiled a 7–4 record, finished in a tie for second place in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 357 to 212. The team was ranked #12 in the final UPI Coaches Poll and #13 in the final AP Poll.More
The Trojans started the season ranked #4, and they won their first four games to rise to #1 in the polls before a matchup with #7 Alabama at home. A 21-20 loss dropped them to #6, and they responded with a win over Oregon. But losses to #11 Notre Dame and California dropped them to #16. A win over Stanford was soon followed with a loss to Washington that dropped them out of the rankings, though they did beat #17 UCLA to finish the season strong, albeit tied for 2nd with Stanford in the Pacific-8 Conference. This was their seventh bowl game of the decade. As for Texas A&M, they started the season ranked at #9, and they responded with three victories to rise to #5 in the polls heading into a matchup with #3 Michigan in Ann Arbor. A 41-3 loss dropped them to #13, though they did win their next three games to get to #11 before a game with #8 Arkansas. A 26-20 loss dropped them to #14, though they did beat TCU the next week. A 57-28 loss to #1 Texas killed their hopes for a conference title, though they finished with a 27-7 win over Houston, with a third-place finish in the Southwest Conference. This was their third bowl game in three years, and second in the calendar year of 1977.
1977 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl Background articles: 2
Texas A&M - Woodard 3 yard touchdown run (Franklin kick)
Texas A&M - Mosley 44 yard touchdown run (Franklin kick)
Texas A&M - Woodard 1 yard touchdown run (Franklin kick)
USC - Ford 94 yard touchdown run (run failed)
USC - Tatupu 8 yard touchdown run (Jordan kick)
Texas A&M - Armstrong 4 yard touchdown run (Franklin kick)
Rob Hertel threw for four touchdown passes for the Trojans, while Charles White and Dwight Ford both had 100 yards rushing. The Aggies turned it over five times.
Overview of "Rob Hertel" article
Robert Alden Hertel is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.More
This was the only Bluebonnet Bowl appearance for either team. USC went to two more bowl games in the decade, while Texas A&M went to one more.