Aggies, O Aggies
Wow! New Mexico State football was covered in SI (The End of the Line, Aug. 31). Yeah, yeah. I know you rated us the worst team in college football, but we got an article! On behalf of the nonmillionaire Aggie alumni, I'd like to say that we have always loved our footballers, and, hey, it's got to get better from here! Most of us are sure of the words to the school fight song, too—we sing it a lot at basketball games.
New Mexico State '86
And Now, the Kicker
In your College Football Preview you stated that in 1962 Louis Bobich of Michigan State became the nation's first soccer-style kicker (Nothing But the Best, Aug. 31). I beg to differ. Pete Gogolak was side-winding extra points and field goals for Cornell in '61. Gogolak kicked his first soccer-style extra point for the Big Red on Sept. 20 against Colgate. His first field goal was a 43-yarder against Princeton. Between 1961 and '63, Gogolak set an NCAA record by converting 44 consecutive extra points. After graduating, he played with the Buffalo Bills in the old AFL before joining the New York Giants. He remains the Giants' alltime leading scorer.
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