The Oklahoma Sooners And Texas A&M Aggies Meet Again In Cotton Bowl

By Amanda Staver
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The BCS bowl selections were revealed Sunday night which has resulted in the MACtion making the big stage and the Oklahoma Sooners grabbing the Cotton Bowl. And if you’re not in a BCS bowl and in the SEC or the Big 12 conferences, the Cotton Bowl is the place to go.

The last time the Sooners played in the Cotton Bowl was January 2, 2002 against the Arkansas Razorbacks, which was a 10-3 Sooners win.

Their opponent? The Texas A&M Aggies. The last time the Sooners and the Aggies met up was last season, in the Aggies final visit to Norman as members of the Big 12 before moving on the SEC. Both teams finished the 2012 season with a 10-2 record. Since Bob Stoops has been the head coach, the Sooners are 11-2 over the Aggies. This is where “Big Game Bob” is going to need to step up.

While fans of the Sooners were hoping to make it to a BCS bowl, the Cotton Bowl has more intrigue than most of the BCS match-ups. And it’s a close drive for both fan bases. Though, I can imagine the thought of spending New Year’s Eve in New Orleans looked more appealing to most. But don’t worry; if you want to, you still can — since the Cotton Bowl is played on Friday, January 4th.

The Sooners played in and won the Insight Bowl last season, 31-14 against the Iowa Hawkeyes, while the Aggies played and won the Meineke Car Care of Texas against the Northwestern Wildcats, 33-22.

The Sooners and the Aggies are an exciting match-up any way you look at. Johnny Football, Kevin Sumlin, Landry Jones, the brothers’ Stoops.

Game on.



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