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Oklahoma football: Comparing the OU and Texas A&M football programs

by Jason Kersey Published: December 8, 2012
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Here is a tale-of-the-tape comparison of the Oklahoma and Texas A&M football programs:

2012 RECORD

* Texas A&M 10-2 (6-2 SEC) — Oklahoma 10-2 (8-1 Big 12)


Both of each teams' losses came to current top-10 teams at home.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

* Texas A&M 18 — Oklahoma 44

The Sooners shared a conference title this year; Texas A&M's last one came in 1998, when it won the Big 12.

RECOGNIZED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

* Texas A&M 1 (1939) — Oklahoma 7 (1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000)

The Aggies also claim national titles from 1919 and 1927.

MARCHING BANDS

* Fightin' Texas Aggie Band — The Pride of Oklahoma

When Texas A&M was in the Big 12, its outstanding band was always an exciting element of hosting the Aggies.

FAMOUS TRADITION

Texas A&M: Midnight Yell Practice/12th man — Oklahoma: Sooner Schooner

Over 25,000 people regularly attend A&M's yell practice the night before games.

HEAD COACH SALARY

* Kevin Sumlin $2.436 million — Bob Stoops $4.55 million

This is Sumlin's first season at A&M; Stoops' base salary in 1999, his first season, was $600,000

NOTABLE 2013 COMMITMENT

* Texas A&M: DT Justin Manning (Dallas Kimball) — Oklahoma: QB Cody Thomas (Colleyville Heritage)

Manning is former Sooner defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger's brother, and announced the Aggies as his choice Thursday.

FAMOUS PROGRAM ALUM

* Texas A&M: John David Crow — Oklahoma: Sam Bradford

Crow won the Heisman Trophy as a halfback in 1957. He was the school's only Heisman winner until Johnny Manziel this year.