The Texas A&M football Twitter account is currently running a ‘March Madness’ style tournament as Aggie fans vote for the top play in school history.
The bracket is broken down into four regions – Rushes, Turnovers, Hits and Passes/Catches. With eight plays in each region, the first three rounds have already been held with the winner of each region now having been decided.
The play is from the 2018 Gator Bowl with a run from Cullen Gillaspia. After being moved to fullback from linebacker prior to his senior season, the 12th Man had made some big plays throughout the season. However, he had yet to cross the goal line. That changed in the final game of his career. With only 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Gillaspia took a handoff and rumbled 13 yards for a touchdown on the team’s final play of the season. He was the first 12th Man to ever score a touchdown and then went on to become the first 12th Man to ever be drafted.
It is one of the most memorable moments in A&M history. In 1999, less than two weeks after the Aggie Bonfire collapsed and killed 12 people, No. 24 A&M took to Kyle Field to face No. 5 Texas. It was a somber occasion where the Texas bands played at halftime to honor the fallen and the Aggie Band march in silence with its block T formation. On the field, the team desperately wanted a win and played with incredible emotion. Trailing 16-6 at halftime, A&M came back to take a 20-16 lead with just over five minutes remaining. The two teams traded punts before Major Applewhite drove the Longhorns across midfield with under a minute remaining.