I do remember that year. I was a student at A&M then, and this was the year Jackie set the schedule up to win it all or crash and burn. We crashed and burned.
1988 record: 7-5
We started the season with the kick off classic versus Nebraska in the Meadowlands. The only bright spot was when the cannon went off, when the team ran on the field for pregame ceremonies, it formed a perfect smoke ring that stayed intact until it rose out the Meadowlands Stadium and broke up. We lost. I thought it was a blow out, but I guess not. Felt like one.
We visited LSU the next game. The fans welcomed us the right way. Wow are they into it. I'm impressed. We lost.
We then went to Oklahoma State. Barry Sanders had around 200 yards against us, but Darren Lewis had more. How does that happen and the score ends up being 52-15? 0-3 to start the season.
The only other bright spot was we went to Austin and won. Jackie was 7-3 vs the other in state school. Not too bad.
After the hurricane stuff Alabama came calling and we lost. What could have been.... I hope 2012 isn't a repeat with LSU & Alabama, but I'm not putting real money on A&M this year. LINK