High Cotton: Texas A&M to Face University of Oklahoma in 2013 Cotton Bowl

3 Dec

Someone call Marty McFly and Doc Brown because Texas A&M is going back to the Cotton Bowl on January 4th, 2013, to face former Big 12 rival University of Oklahoma. The announcement came and the social media sites lit up with the news. While some wanted a more visible bowl for the Aggies after such an impressive year, the Cotton Bowl is nothing to hang their heads about.

This time around the Aggies have something they didn’t have the last time they were in the Cotton Bowl, a lot of momentum and a even more passionate fan base ready to root for them. While not the “power house” it has been in the recent past, OU is never a team to be taken lightly.  Both A&M and OU are sporting equal 10 – 2 records so it looks to be a good match-up.

“We hit a home run today,” Tommy Bain, Chairman of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic said. “When our Team Selection Committee met for the first time a few weeks ago, we circled this matchup as the one we most wanted, and the cards fell in our favor today.”[1]

Indeed they certainly did Mr. Bain. In fact, the only way this Cotton Bowl could be better is if Texas A&M was playing its century old rival University of Texas. The last time A&M was in the Cotton Bowl in 2011 it was facing an SEC team, the LSU Tigers, as a member of the Big 12. This time around things are reversed and it will represent the SEC against a Big 12 team. Definitely interesting turn of events for the Aggies.

First year Texas A&M Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin said:

“Our football team is excited to play another game against a storied program such as Oklahoma. We have been led all year by a great group of seniors and to be rewarded with a great experience like the Cotton Bowl is something they will cherish. Plenty of their family and friends will be able to watch them play as well and the hospitality is second to none.”

Tickets for the game are already sold out so unless one can come about them from family, friends or other means, it’s time to get ready for a Cotton Bowl game day party!

References –

  1. AT&T Cotton Bowl website

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