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Texas A&M fans to challenge decibel record

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ Texas A&M yell leaders will be put to the ultimate test Saturday.

Those Aggie students, corps of cadets members who dress in white and lead organized cheers at sporting events, will be challenged to help coax home fans into breaking a recently set crowd noise record when No. 1 Oklahoma visits Kyle Field.

The effort, organized by the school along with graduates Mason Brand and Andy Richardson, will seek to pass the 128.7-decibel outdoor sports stadium record set Oct. 1 by Denver Broncos fans during a game against the New England Patriots.

University equipment will measure sound levels and report the results on the stadium's large screen. Organizers hope to notch a peak volume level during Texas A&M's first defensive stand.

The school also hopes more than 86,000 fans will mark the largest crowd ever to see a football game in Texas.

``It's very evident that our fans, the 12th Man, are an integral part of the gameday atmosphere at Kyle Field,'' university athletic director Wally Groff said in a statement. ``They arrive early and are yelling for the Aggies until the game is over. We are excited about the opportunity to challenge for this world record.''

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