On this day in 1998
With College Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett looking on, Texas running back Ricky Williams burst through the No. 6 Texas A&M defense on a 60-yard first quarter touchdown run to break the 22-year old NCAA all-time rushing record. The run put the Longhorns up 10-0 on their way to building a 23-7 fourth quarter edge. The Aggies responded with 17 unanswered points, capped by a one-yard quarterback sneak by Randy McCown to put Texas A&M ahead 24-23 with 2:20 to play. Freshman quarterback Major Applewhite led the Longhorns back, accounting for 63-of-70 total yards on the ensuing drive and setting up Kris Stockton’s 24-yard field goal with just five seconds on the clock to give Texas a 26-24 upset. Williams rushed 44 times for 259 yards on the day, sealing the Heisman Trophy in the process.
Source: National Football Foundation