Yes, you read that correctly. Due to the sanctions by the NCAA on the Penn State football program in which all victories were erased due to the corruption, A&M has won the Alamo Bowl from that time span, specifically, the 1999 Alamo Bowl. The Aggies played Penn State in the Alamo Bowl and because of the sanctions, they won 0-24.
OK, let me try and explain that again… the game that took place back in 1999, was actually won by Penn State 24-0, but since they have all their victories removed by the NCAA in the Sandusky scandal, the Aggies are now the winners of that game. They won by the score of 0-24.
Hhm? Are you have as much trouble with this as I am? Somehow, the Aggies get the win even though we didn’t score a point.
As for the other sanctions, I guess they are OK. A 4-year-bowl ban, reduction in scholarships, and a $60 million fine will have to do. I’m grateful that all current Penn State football players are free to transfer to other programs. See the full report here.
BTW, this improves the overall bowl record for the Aggies to 16-17, just a tad under .500. Interesting to note, that Wikipedia changes the table when I went back to double check it.
Well, not sure what to say to this conudrum. So… Gig ‘Em Aggies!
UPDATE: Apparently all scores are changed to 2-0. So the Aggies won the game, 2-0. That helps. Thanks Eric M. for the help with that one.