Sept. 5, 2015: Texas A&M opened its season with a 38-17 win over No. 15 Arizona State at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kyle Allen threw for a score early and sealed the game by running for a touchdown and throwing for another in the fourth quarter, after sharing time with freshman Kyler Murray. True freshman Christian Kirk delivered the Aggies’ first punt return touchdown since 2012 early in the second quarter, and put the game out of reach with a weaving 66-yard receiving touchdown.
Sept. 5, 1987: The Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center was dedicated. Williams graduated from Texas A&M in 1954 with a degree in animal husbandry. In 1977, Williams was named the vice president and director of the Association of Former Students. Williams has made several substantial donations to A&M, including covering half the cost of the alumni center building.