Hershell Burgess

Hershell Burgess was an all-conference fullback in 1928.

The team lost a number of lettermen, including Joel Hunt, off the Southwest Conference championship squad. After easy wins over Southwestern and Trinity, coach Dana X. Bible prepared his team for their stiffest test yet against Sewanee. Running back Hershell Burgess scored twice early and the Aggies dominated from the start, winning 69-0 in Dallas. A&M then took on Centenary in a matchup of teams that hadn't lost since 1926. Centenary quarterback Jake Hanna threw a touchdown with eight minutes to go and the Gentlemen won, 6-0. The loss had lingering effects as the team fell on the road to TCU, 6-0, in which they were two-touchdown favorites. Arkansas defeated A&M, 27-12, despite the return of Sheik Davis at quarterback and two touchdowns from running back O.D. Alsabrook. Davis ran for a touchdown and threw for another during a 44-0 beating of North Texas State. A&M got a tough 19-19 tie against SMU to move to 4-3-1 on the year. After a shutout win over Rice, the Aggies fell in the season finale to Texas, 19-0. UT quarterback Ed Beular threw two touchdowns in what ended up being Bible's final game as A&M coach. The team finished 5-4-1. The head coaching position at Nebraska opened up, which Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne turned down. In a letter to Nebraska officials, he recommended Bible. "I would like to suggest a man for the job that you know very little about," he wrote. "His name is Dana Bible at Texas A&M, and I consider him the finest young coach in America. If you can get him, he’s the man to develop your program." Bible ended up with the Nebraska job, ending his reign at A&M, where he went 72-19-9 and won five conference championships.


Texas A&M went 5-4-1 in 1928.

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