Bowl History - 1977 Bluebonnet Bowl
1977 Bluebonnet Bowl
(#20) USC 47, (#17) Texas A&M 28

December 31, 1977 Astrodome Houston, Texas

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USC 7 13 14 13 -- 47
Texas A&M 14 0 0 14 -- 28
Attendance: 52,842
A&M: Woodard 3 yd run (Franklin kick)
A&M: Mosley 44 yd run (Franklin kick)
USC: Sweeney 29 yd pass from Hertel (Jordan kick)
USC: White 25 yd pass from Hertel (Jordan kick)
USC: Jordan 22 yd field goal
USC: Jordan 29 yd field goal
USC: Sweeney 40 yd pass from Hertel (Burns pass from Hertel)
USC: Simmrin 14 yd pass from Hertel (kick failed)
A&M: Woodard 1 yd run (Franklin kick)
USC: Ford 94 yd run (run failed)
USC: Tatupu 8 yd run (Jordan kick)
A&M: Armstrong 4 yd run (Franklin kick)

HOUSTON--USC quarterback Rob Hertel threw a Bluebonnet Bowl-record four touchdown passes and Dwight Ford ran a school-record 94 yards for a score to stop a fourth-quarter rally by the Aggies as the Trojans whipped A&M in the Aggies' last Bluebonnet Bowl appearance.

Trojan tailbacks Charles White and Ford, along with Aggie quarterback Mike Mosley and fullback George Woodard, eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark. Woodard bulled for 185 yards and two scores while Mosley rushed for 184 yards and a tally.

Five lost fumbles by the Aggies helped USC gain control of the game after an early 14-0 lead by A&M, which finished 8-4.