OU football: Former Big 12 foes reunite in Cotton Bowl

Scouting Texas A&M — Sooners need to stop ‘Johnny Football'
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: December 2, 2012

NO. 9 TEXAS A&M VS. NO. 11 OKLAHOMA

What: Cotton Bowl

When: 7 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Where: Cowboys Stadium; Arlington, Texas

TV: Fox (KOKH-25, Cox 12/712 HD, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-verse 25)

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KRXO-107.7 FM, KXXY-96.9 FM

SCOUTING TEXAS A&M

Record: 10-2 (6-2 SEC); opening game against Louisiana Tech postponed from Aug. 30; lost 20-17 to Florida on Sept. 8; defeated SMU 48-3 on Sept. 15; defeated South Carolina State 70-14 on Sept. 22; defeated Arkansas 58-10 on Sept. 29; defeated Ole Miss 30-27 on Oct. 6; defeated Louisiana Tech 59-57 on Oct. 13; lost to LSU 24-19 on Oct. 20; defeated Auburn 63-21 on Oct. 27; defeated Mississippi State 38-13 on Nov. 3; defeated Alabama 29-24 on Nov. 10; defeated Sam Houston State 47-28 on Nov. 17; defeated Missouri 59-29 on Nov. 24.

Signature win of the year: Question: How do you say, “Who did Alabama lose to in 2012?” Answer: At the hands of Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. The game was played in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and broke ‘Bama's 13-game win streak. The victory shot Manziel into Heisman chatter and gave Tide fans a reason to wonder if their team would make a repeat appearance in the national championship game. In the game, Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92. The Aggies also picked off ‘Bama quarterback AJ McCarron twice.

Series history: The Sooners are 19-11 against the Aggies all-time, including a 41-25 victory in 2011, which was Texas A&M's final season in the Big 12. With Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops at the helm, the Sooners are 11-2 against the Aggies.

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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