In 1981 the SMU Pony Express was really getting into gear. Dickerson and James combined to create one of the most feared backfields ever in college football.
But, as we all know, college football’s clashes aren’t limited to the field or even the parking lot…
Kyle Field, home of the Texas A&M Aggies, is considered a shrine by many. Kyle Field game day and on-field traditions are rich in tradition and honored by most… but not all…
My SMU Mustangs had just scored yet another touchdown much to the dismay of the Aggie home crowd, per SMU tradition, the Pony cheerleaders spelled out S M U on a corner of the field and did a few push-ups to boot.
Well, either they didn’t know or didn’t care but that broke a big Aggie rule. The result, the patrolling Corps of Cadet’s OD (that’s Officer of the Day to you non-Aggies out there) grew incensed and lost his head.
He brandished his saber and headed toward the male SMU cheerleaders demanding that the exit the field.
Yep, an armed Aggie Cadet was stirring up trouble with a cheerleader in front of a packed house.
A photo of this incident made most sports page headlines the next day.
Aggies acting like Aggies – priceless.