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.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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