BULLOCK STATES CASE FOR GROZA AWARD:
· Senior PK Randy Bullock made a strong case for the 2011 Lou Groza Award with a career-high tying field goal night against the Longhorns on national television. Bullock booted field goals of 49, 52, 29 and 32 yards in length. The 52-yarder was the longest of his career, and the longest by an Aggie since 1999 when Terrence Kitchens nailed a 61-yarder against Southern Miss. Bullock is one of three finalists and will travel to Florida for the Home Depot College Football Award Show.
· Bullock entered the game in a tie for the single season A&M field goal record of 21 set originally in 1986. Bullock's four three-pointers pushed the record to 25 (on 29 attempts). Bullock's 127 points in 2011 ranks behind only Joel Hunt's 128 points in 1927. Bullock also took sole possession of the season extra points record. The old record of 51 was set originally by Terry Venetoulias in 1993 and matched by Bullock in 2009 and 2011.
· On the career field goals chart, Bullock's raised his career total to 58, which ranks No. 2 in school history. He has connected on 58-of-75 field goal tries, which is on a school record pace for accuracy at 77.3 percent. He has scored 349 career points, which is already a school record.
ABOUT THE CROWD:
· With Thursday's crowd of 88,645, the Aggies shattered school attendance records for both season total and season average ... A&M finished the 2011 season with a total of 610,283 (old record 577,338 in 2010) and an average of 87,183 (old record 82,477 in 2010).
· Senior WR Jeff Fuller had a season-high 107 yards on seven catches and his 33rd career TD catch briefly gave A&M the lead late in the fourth quarter. The touchdown improved Fuller's career scoring total to 200, making him the first non-running back or placekicker to hit 200.
· Sophomore OLB Damontre Moore continued his strong play with a team-high 12 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 TFLs. It was his fifth straight game with multiple TFLs and e has five sacks in his last three games.
· The Aggies limited Texas to 237 total yards, which was its season low.
· Junior safety Steven Terrell, in the starting lineup in place of the injured Steven Campbell, had a pickoff for the second straight game.
· With three catches against Texas, junior WR Ryan Swope matched the 172-catch career total of Terrence Murphy who entered the season as the career catch school record holder.
· Senior QB Ryan Tannehill became the seventh Aggie QB to surpass the 5,000-yard mark in career passing yards, joining Jerrod Johnson, Reggie McNeal, Corey Pullig, Kevin Murray and Stephen McGee.
· Making his first career start in place of the injured Cyrus Gray was sophomore RB Ben Malena. On the first drive of the game, Malena grabbed his first career pass that he punched in for a touchdown. He finished the game with 83 rushing yards on 25 carries.
· Not suiting out for the Aggies was all-time leading all-purpose yardage gainer Cyrus Gray, who suffered a stress fracture in his left shoulder last week vs. Kansas.
· Extending their long streaks of games with at least one reception were Jeff Fuller (45 games) and Ryan Swope (30 games). They are the two longest streaks in school history.
· Game captains were permanent captains Ryan Tannehill (offense) and Trent Hunter (defense), along with Randy Bullock (special teams). The Aggies won the toss and deferred.
· The 12th Man was C.J. Jones, a junior from Houston, who made his 11th straight 12th Man start.