This is still sound advice—and sound warning. In Fort Worth last week, however, Bryant's Aggies gave a brief glimpse of the shape of things to come by knocking over undefeated Texas Christian 19-16.
On defense the A&M youngsters used their speed to smother TCU's great breakaway back, Jim Spink, before he could get started; on offense they sucked TCU's Horned Frogs with trap plays, pulled them in, then ran around them. With five sophomores and five juniors in the starting lineup (there were only four seniors on the squad), Bryant's "pore little boys" played TCU off its feet.
Sophomore Quarterbacks Jimmy Wright and Donnie Grant faked beautifully and ran the attack with precision. Junior Halfback Don Watson caught one 20-yard touchdown pass, blazed 51 yards for another. Sophomore Halfback Bill Dendy went 21 for the third. And Jim Stanley, a tremendous sophomore guard who followed Bryant all the way to College Station, Texas from Lynch, Ky., led an Aggie line which Saturday caused the Bear to say after the game: "Our line won it for us." Even the unhappy opponents were full of praise. "They were awfully quick," said Hugh Pitts, TCU's great center and linebacker. "They came out of those positions like they were fired out of cannons."