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Texas A&M Aggies football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2017 Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M Aggies NCAA-SEC-Texas A&M-Helmet
First season 1894
Athletic director Eric Hyman
Head coach Kevin Sumlin
3rd year, 27–11–0 ()
Home stadium Kyle Field
Stadium capacity 83,002
Stadium surface Natural grass
Location College Station, Texas
Conference SEC
All-time history
Template:Texas A&M Aggies football history
All-time record 681–450–48 ()
Postseason bowl record 14–19 ()
Claimed national titles 3
Conference titles 18
Heisman winners 2
Consensus All-Americans 21[1]
Current uniform
SEC-Uniform-Texas A&M-Adidas Jerseys
Colors Maroon and White

             


Fight song Aggie War Hymn
Mascot Reveille
Marching band Fightin' Texas Aggie Band
Outfitter Adidas
Rivals
Arkansas Razorbacks
LSU Tigers
Missouri Tigers
Website AggieAthletics.com

The Texas A&M Aggies are a new member of the NCAA FBS Southeastern Conference, having previously been a member of the Big 12 Conference. [2] Texas A&M football claims three national titles and 18 conference titles since becoming a charter member in the Southwest Conference in 1915. The team plays all home games at Kyle Field, an 83,002-person capacity outdoor stadium on the university campus in College Station, Texas. The Aggies football team is currently coached by Kevin Sumlin.

History/Historical StatsEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

After the 2010 season, the Big 12 Conference dissolved its divisions and operated as a 10-team division-less conference.[3]

ChampionshipsEdit

National championships (2)Edit

Until 2012 Texas A&M claimed just one national title, voted No. 1 by the AP Poll shortly after its inception along with No. 1 in 8 of the 12 other major polls, after the 1939 season. Southern California also claim this title through the Dickinson System;[4] however, this was the only poll in which USC finished No. 1.[5][6] The 1919 team finished 10–0–0 and unscored upon, earning a retroactive national title by ten selectors, including the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation.[7][8] The 1927 team finished 8–0–1, with a tie against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a retroactive national title by the Sagarin Rating and the Sagarin ELO-Chess.[9] The 1917 team finished 8–0–0 and unscored upon, earning a retroactive national title by 1st-N-Goal and James Howell.[10]

Recognized national titlesEdit
Season Overall record Conference record Coach Notable selectors
1919 10–0–0 4–0–0 Dana X. Bible National Championship Foundation, Billingsley Report
1939 11–0–0 6–0–0 Homer H. Norton AP, College Football Researchers Association,
Helms Foundation, National Championship Foundation
Other national titles give by some polls; Not recognized by other schools or the APEdit
Season Overall record Conference record Coach Notable selectors
1917 8–0–0 2–0–0 Dana X. Bible 1st-N-Goal, James Howell
1927 8–0–1 5–0–1 Dana X. Bible Sagarin Rating, Sagarin ELO-Chess

Conference championships (18)Edit

The Aggies have won 18 conference championships; the first 17 were Southwest Conference championships, and the most recent one was the Big 12 Championship won in 1998. 2 of the 17 SWC championships are shared.

Season Overall Record Conference Record Coach Conference
1917 8–0–0 2–0–0 Dana X. Bible Southwest Conference
1919 10–0–0 4–0–0 Dana X. Bible Southwest Conference
1921 6–1–2 3–0–2 Dana X. Bible Southwest Conference
1925 7–1–1 4–1–0 Dana X. Bible Southwest Conference
1927 8–0–1 4–0–1 Dana X. Bible Southwest Conference
1939 11–0–0 6–0–0 Homer H. Norton Southwest Conference
1940 9–1–0 5–1–0 Homer Norton Southwest Conference
1941 9–2–0 5–1–0 Homer Norton Southwest Conference
1956 9–0–1 6–0–0 Bear Bryant Southwest Conference
1967 7–4–1 6–1–0 Gene Stallings Southwest Conference
1975 10–2–0 6–2–0 Emory Bellard Southwest Conference
1985 10–2–0 7–1–0 Jackie Sherrill Southwest Conference
1986 9–3–0 7–1–0 Jackie Sherrill Southwest Conference
1987 10–2–0 7–1–0 Jackie Sherrill Southwest Conference
1991 10–2–0 8–0–0 R. C. Slocum Southwest Conference
1992 12–1–0 7–0–0 R. C. Slocum Southwest Conference
1993 10–2–0 7–0–0 R. C. Slocum Southwest Conference
1998 11–3 7–1 R. C. Slocum Big 12 Conference

Denotes shared championship.

Divisional championships (3)Edit

The Aggies were members of the Big 12 South between its inception in 1996 and the dissolution of conference divisions in 2011.

Season Overall Record Conference Record Coach
1997 9–4 6–2 R. C. Slocum
1998 11–3 7–1 R. C. Slocum
2010 9–4 6–2 Mike Sherman[11]

Denotes shared championship.

Bowl historyEdit

Texas A&M's bowl record is 14–19 (.424). During their 81 years in the Southwest Conference, the Aggies went 12–10 (.545) in bowl games, winning their only National Championship in 1939. During their 16 years in the Big 12 Conference, the Aggies went 2–9 (.182) in bowl games.[12]

Of the Aggies' 33 total bowl games, 11 of them have come against future SEC opponents. The Aggies are 4–7 in these games.

Season Bowl Result Opponent PF PA
1921 Dixie Classic W Centre 22 14
1939 Sugar Bowl W Tulane 14 13
1940 Cotton Bowl Classic W Fordham 13 12
1941 Cotton Bowl Classic L Alabama 21 29
1943 Orange Bowl L LSU 14 19
1950 Presidential Cup Bowl W Georgia 40 20
1957 Gator Bowl L Tennessee 0 3
1967 Cotton Bowl Classic W Alabama 20 16
1975 Liberty Bowl L USC 0 20
1976 Sun Bowl W Florida 37 14
1977 Bluebonnet Bowl L USC 28 47
1978 Hall of Fame Bowl W Iowa State 28 12
1981 Independence Bowl W Oklahoma State 33 16
1985 Cotton Bowl Classic W Auburn 36 16
1986 Cotton Bowl Classic L Ohio State 12 28
1987 Cotton Bowl Classic W Notre Dame 35 10
1989 John Hancock Bowl L Pittsburgh 28 31
1990 Holiday Bowl W BYU 65 14
1991 Cotton Bowl Classic L Florida State 2 10
1992 Cotton Bowl Classic L Notre Dame 3 28
1993 Cotton Bowl Classic L Notre Dame 21 24
1995 Alamo Bowl W Michigan 22 20
1997 Cotton Bowl Classic L UCLA 23 29
1998 Sugar Bowl L Ohio State 14 24
1999 Alamo Bowl L Penn State 0 24
2000 Independence Bowl L Mississippi State 41 43
2001 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl W TCU 28 9
2004 Cotton Bowl Classic L Tennessee 7 38
2006 Holiday Bowl L Cal 10 45
2007 Alamo Bowl L Penn State 17 24
2009 Independence Bowl L Georgia 20 44
2010 Cotton Bowl Classic L LSU 24 41
2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas W Northwestern 33 22
2012 Cotton Bowl Classic W Oklahoma 41 13
2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl W Duke 33 22
2014 Liberty Bowl West Virginia
Total 36 bowl games 16–19

Top 25 poll finishesEdit

The Aggies have finished in the final season rankings of the AP Poll and Coaches Poll 24 times. The AP Poll first appeared in 1934, and has been published continuously since 1936. The Coaches Poll began its ranking with 20 teams in 1950–51 season, but expanded to 25 teams beginning in the 1990–91 season.[13]

Season AP rank Coaches rank
19391N/A
19406N/A
19419N/A
19551714
195655
1957910
19741615
19751112
197678
19781918
198567
19861312
1987109
198920-
19901513
19911213
199276
199398
19948-
19951515
19972021
19981113
19992320
20101921
201255
20131818

Record vs. conferencesEdit

Current as of the 2010 season.[14]

Division I FBS conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %PFPADelta
ACC 10 13 0 43.48% 472 417 55
Big 12 200 178 15 52.80% 7460 6976 484
Big East 4 3 0 57.14% 176 132 44
Big Ten 10 22 0 31.25% 474 779 −305
C-USA 138 75 13 63.94% 4522 2757 1765
Independents 6 6 0 50.00% 295 240 55
MAC 0 2 0 00.00% 6 54 −48
MWC 62 29 7 66.84% 2119 995 1124
Pac 12 14 15 0 48.28% 523 633 −110
SEC 58 79 6 42.66% 2140 2298 −158
Sun Belt 19 2 0 90.48% 833 234 599
WAC 14 0 0 100.00% 582 230 352
Totals 535 424 41 55.55% 19602 15745 3857

Division I FCS conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %PFPADelta
Big Sky 1 0 0 100.00% 38 7 31
Big South 1 0 0 100.00% 52 0 52
CAA 2 2 0 50.00% 66 76 −10
Patriot League 1 0 0 100.00% 13 12 1
Southern 1 0 0 100.00% 35 3 32
Southland 16 0 0 100.00% 721 94 627
Totals 22 2 0 91.67% 925 192 723

Division II conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %PFPADelta
GLFC 2 0 0 100.00% 110 3 107
GAC 2 0 0 100.00% 59 6 53
LSC 6 0 1 92.86% 190 14 176
Totals 10 0 1 95.45% 359 23 336

Division III conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %PFPADelta
ASC 4 1 0 80.00% 57 20 37
SCAC 35 3 3 89.02% 1046 118 928
Totals 39 4 3 88.04% 1103 138 965

Total conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %PFPADelta
Division I FBS 535 424 41 55.55% 19602 15745 3857
Division I FCS 22 2 0 91.67% 925 192 733
Division II 10 0 1 95.45% 359 23 336
Division III 39 4 3 88.04% 1103 138 965
Totals 606 430 45 58.14% 21989 16098 5891

Additional notesEdit

  • The 1917 Aggies finished the season 8–0. The Aggies outscored their opponents 270–0, undefeated, untied, and unscored upon.
  • The 1919 Aggies finished the season 10–0. The Aggies outscored their opponents 275–0, undefeated, untied, and unscored upon.
  • The 1921 game between the University of Texas and the Aggies is believed to be the first ever live, play-by-play broadcast of a college football game.[15] Play-by-play was relayed by telegraph to a local amateur radio station.

RivalriesEdit

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Active rivalriesEdit

LSU TigersEdit

The Aggies have matched up against the LSU Tigers more than any other non-conference opponent (though they were both members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 1903–1908 and 1912–1914). The Aggies first played the Tigers in College Station in 1899, winning the game 52–0. The Tigers are the Aggies' seventh-oldest collegiate-football rivalry.

Over the years, the two teams have built strong home-field advantages, and the series' record is reflective of these reputations. The Aggies are 7–1–1 in College Station, 10–22–1 in Baton Rouge, and 3–4–1 at neutral sites (including the losses in the 1944 Orange Bowl in Miami and the 2011 Cotton Bowl in Dallas). Through 1923, the Aggies built a 7–3–2 advantage (which included neutral site games in New Orleans in 1908, Houston in 1913, Dallas in 1914, Galveston in 1916, and San Antonio in 1917). The Aggies and Tigers next played every year from 1942 to 1949 during the regular season with all of the games held in Baton Rouge. The Aggies were 2–6 in those match-ups. In addition to the regular season match-up in 1943, the Aggies and Tigers also faced each other in the first bowl match-up of their rivalry. Though the Aggies won the regular season game by a score of 28–13, the Tigers won the January 1, 1944, Orange Bowl by a final score of 19–14.

The Aggies and Tigers met twice more in 1955 and 1956 with the Aggies taking both match-ups (the 1955 game was held at a neutral site in Dallas, and the 1956 game was held in Baton Rouge). From 1960 to 1975, the Aggies and Tigers produced the most consecutive match-ups of the series, playing every year, with all of the games played in Baton Rouge. The Aggies were 3–12–1 over this span. After a nine-year absence, the rivalry renewed in 1986 and continued until their last regular season meeting in 1995, this time with the games alternating between Baton Rouge and College Station. The Aggies were 6–4 over this span, winning the last five meetings, and winning six of the last seven meetings. The most recent regular season contest was won by the Aggies on September 2, 1995, by the score of 33–17.

Finally, after a 15-year absence, the Aggies and Tigers faced each other once more on January 7, 2011, in the Cotton Bowl Classic. It was only the second time the two have faced each other in a bowl game. The Aggies lost 24–41.

Over the life of the series, the Aggies have claimed the largest margin of victory with a 63–9 final score in 1914 (the Aggies also have the next two largest margins of victory with the 52–0 win in 1899 and the 47–0 win in 1922). The Aggies have shut-out the Tigers 7 times (including the Aggies' non-university recognized National Championship Season of 1917 when they did not surrender a point during 8 games, and beat the Tigers 27–0). The Tigers have shut-out the Aggies 9 times (including the Tigers' non-university recognized National Championship season of 1908, when they beat the Aggies 26–0, and the Tigers' non-university recognized National Championship season of 1962, when they beat the Aggies 21–0). Add to those totals the game in which the Aggies and Tigers shut each other out, with a final score of 0–0 in 1920. The Tigers hold the series' longest winning streak of 6 games from 1960 to 1965, which were all played in Baton Rouge. That winning streak was part of a 10-game unbeaten streak for the Tigers from 1960 to 1969 which included a 7–7 tie in 1966 (with all of the games played in Baton Rouge).

The series will resume in 2012 when A&M joins the SEC.

Texas A&M-LSU: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting A&M wins A&M losses Ties Win %
50 December 2, 1899 (won 52–0) January 7, 2011 (lost 24–41, Cotton Bowl Classic) 20 27 3 40.0%

Arkansas RazorbacksEdit

The Aggies first played the Razorbacks in 1903. From 1934–1991, the two teams played annually as Southwest Conference members. In 1991, however, Arkansas left the Southwest Conference to join the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas leads the all-time series 41–24–3.

On March 10, 2008, officials from both schools announced the revival of the series, which recommenced on October 3, 2009. The game is played at Cowboys Stadium, which was initially expected to hold about 80,000 fans. The initial agreement between the two schools allows the game to be played for at least 10 years, followed by 5 consecutive, 4-year rollover options, allowing the game to be played for a total of 30 consecutive seasons.[16][17][18]

Over the life of the series, the Aggies have shutout the Razorbacks 10 times, and been shutout 9 times. The Aggies hold the largest margin of victory with a 41–0 win in College Station on October 31, 1942. The Razorbacks hold the longest winning streak in the series of 9 games from 1958 to 1966.

Texas A&M-Arkansas: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting A&M wins A&M losses Ties Win %
68 1903 (won 6–0) October 1, 2011 (lost 38–42) 24 41 3 35.3%

Missouri TigersEdit

The Aggies and Tigers ended their affiliation with the Big 12 with the conclusion of the 2011 football season and will join the SEC in 2012. Though the Aggies will compete in the SEC West division, and the Tigers will compete in the SEC East division, the two teams will be linked as permanent rivals that will play each other every season.

Prior to the formation of the Big 12 in 1996, the Aggies and Tigers had only faced each other four times, and only twice prior to 1992. The first two games were played in College Station in 1957 and 1958, and the next two games were played in Columbia in 1992 and in College Station in 1993. The Aggies won all four meetings, shutting out the Tigers in three out of the four games as well as achieving the most-lopsided victory of the rivalry with a 73–0 win in the 1993 game. During these four games the Aggies outscored the Tigers 139–13. Neither team has been shutout since the 1993 game. The Aggies took the non-conference years of the rivalry 4–0.

During the Big 12 years, with the Aggies playing in the South Division and the Tigers playing in the North Division, the two teams would face each other in a Home-and-Away series that would alternate two-years off and two-years on. The Aggies would take the first two games in 1998 and 1999. The Tigers would take the second two games in 2002 and 2003, with the 2002 game in College Station requiring a decision in overtime. The Aggies and Tigers would split the third two games in 2006 and 2007 with each team winning on its home turf. The Tigers would win the final game under the Big 12 North-South Division format in College Station in 2010, and follow that up with a win in overtime in College Station in the final meeting between the two schools in the Big 12. Thus, the Tigers would take the Big 12 years of the rivalry 5–3.

The rivalry will continue in the 2012 season as the Tigers face the Aggies in College Station during the first year of both teams in the SEC.

Over the life of the series, the Aggies have shutout the Tigers 3 times, and have never been shutout. The Aggies hold the largest margin of victory with a 73–0 win in College Station in 1993. The Aggies also hold the next two-largest margins of victory with the 51–14 win in Columbia in 1999 and the 28–0 win in College Station in 1957. The Aggies hold the longest winning streak of 6 games from 1957 to 1999 (non-consecutive years).

Texas A&M-Missouri: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting A&M wins A&M losses Ties Win %
12 September 5, 1957 (won 28–0) October 29, 2011 (lost 31–38,OT) 7 5 0 58.3%

SeasonsEdit

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