Franchione Quits After A&M Upsets Texas

Colorado blows by Nebraska, MSU comes back against Ole Miss
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2007 11:30 PM CST
Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione gives a thumbs up as he sings the Aggie War Hymn with his wife Kim, right, quarterback Stephen McGee (7) and Earvin Taylor (2) after beating Texas 38-30 in a football...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dennis Franchione's controversial tenure as Texas A&M football coach ended on a high note with a 38-30 win over rival Texas. A somber Franchione, who resigned shortly after the game, said he felt blessed for the time spent with his players, reports the AP. Quarterback Stephen McGee had a career-high 362 yards passing and four total TDs to lead the Aggies. In other traditional rivalries:

Franchione's teams went 32-28 in five seasons. In other rivalry games today:

  • Colorado and Nebraska left their defenses in the locker room, as the Buffaloes won 65-51 in what could be Bill Callahan's last game as Cornhuskers head coach.
  • Mississippi State (7-5) won the Egg Bowl over Ole Miss, 17-14, giving Sylvester Croom his first winning season.