COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After playing four straight home games to open the season, No. 10 Texas A&M gets back to SEC play this week with a trip to Arkansas.
The Aggies hope to continue their road dominance from last season when they were a perfect 7-0 away from College Station.
Texas A&M's road success last season was highlighted by its 29-24 win at top-ranked Alabama.
The Aggies beat Arkansas 58-10 last season in their first meeting as Southeastern Conference rivals after losing their previous three against the Razorbacks.
Coach Kevin Sumlin said there's no secret to his team playing well on the road. The Aggies keep things simple.
"It's what we do. We don't change our routine much," Sumlin said. "Same routine we use at home we use on the road. Just like a lot of different things, you to try to keep it all the same."
He tries to encourage his team to use the crowds on the road to its advantage.
"You try to create own energy," Sumlin said. "As a competitor, the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment you get from the home crowd from an electricity standpoint, you have to be able to utilize on road and I think our team does a good job of that."
The Aggies got an easy 42-13 win over SMU on Saturday to rebound from last week's 49-42 loss to No. 1 Alabama. The defense had its best game of the season after struggling through the first three games while dealing with suspensions.
Texas A&M moved top cornerback Deshazor Everett to safety against the Mustangs and defensive coordinator Mark Snyder thinks the move helped improve his defense overall. Everett returned a fumble for a touchdown on Saturday.
"The great thing about Deshazor is this; whether he's at corner or safety, he's an eraser, a great football player and I appreciate him for that," Snyder said.