LOOK: Texas A&M unveils field design honoring Gene Stallings, 1967 SWC champions

The 1967 Texas A&M Aggies are one of the most revered teams in school history. Then a member of the Southwest Conference, the 1967 Aggies season is best told in two parts.

First, is how the team opened up the season: 0-4, with losses to SMU, Purdue, LSU, and Florida State, none by more than 11 points. But then something clicked in Gene Stallings’ squad, as they ripped off seven consecutive wins to end the season, winning the SWC title, and defeating Stallings’ future employer, the Alabama Crimson Tide, 20-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

Of course, 2017 marks the 50-year anniversary of one of the great midseason turnarounds in college football history, and the school is doing something special to celebrate. On Saturday, Kyle Field’s endzones will feature an homage to the 1967 Texas A&M Aggies:

Not coincidentally, the 2017 Aggies will be facing off against the Crimson Tide. Though Stallings will not be in attendance after suffering from a major heart attack, he is sure to receive a large ovation at some point during the game from all fans in the stands.

Fortunately, after having a stent placed in his heart, Stallings’ doctors are reportedly optimistic about his recovery.

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