Saturday, October 2, 2010

That Playin’ You Feelin’ Again

They've tangled 45 times through the years, with the Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville holding a 31-13-1 lead in their college football series with Abilene Christian University.

ACU has won the last six straight, a mere espresso break compared to the 21 consecutive victories by the Javs from 1984-2003.

But it's been 33 years since a game between these two teams on the first weekend of October in South Texas has meant as much as this one.

Fifth-ranked ACU and sixth-ranked A&M-Kingsville – both undefeated and tied for first place in the South Division of the born-again (as far as national football reputations go) Lone Star Conference – renew their hard-hitting rivalry tonight at 7 p.m. in Javelina Stadium.

It has the makings of another classic, if the legendary 25-25 tie the two teams played in 1977 has any bearing on the series. Reminisce or learn more about it here.

PICTURED ABOVE: Years before lineman Greg Feasel (70) and quarterback John Mayes (17) ended up in the ACU Sports Hall of Fame, Feasel provided protection for Mayes during the Wildcats' 1977 national championship season.

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