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Sept. 15—Corpus Christi, N (46-0)
NEW MEXICO A&M
COLORS: Red and white.
BASIC OFFENSE: Split-T.
1955 RECORD: Won 3, lost 7.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 19 of 25.
WATCH FOR: Joe Kelly, B; Bill Floyd, E; Fred Hernandez, T.
THE DOPE: The Aggies finished last in the conference in 1955, but Coach Tony cavallo, then in his first season, relied heavily on freshmen throughout the campaign. The freshmen are back—older, wiser and tougher—and the club will be that much the better for their added wisdom, age and general orneriness. The Aggies have the second-best runner in the conference in Sophomore Joe Kelly and at least the starting point for a good line in senior End Bill Floyd. But Cavallo's beardless boys are going to find the conference stronger from top to bottom this fall. Among his larger tasks Coach Cavallo will have to teach his young squad (26 freshmen who won their letters on the varsity in 1955) the intricacies of playing defense. Floyd at end and a giant junior tackle named Fred Hernandez will lend the line the wisdom of experience, but that is hardly enough. Hence, Cavallo's modest aim is a break-even season.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 15—at Tulsa, N (no game)