Texas A&M Football Will Face Cowboys in Rematch of 2019 Bowl Game
Texas A&M football is headed to Houston for the Texas Bowl, as it was announced today that the Aggies will face off against Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State team for the second time in four years.
The last time these two teams met, it was at the conclusion of the 2019 football season. The Aggies triumphed by a score of 24-21 even thought they went down 14 points very soon into the game. They held an explosive Oklahoma State offense in check for most of the day after that point, allowing only 7 points for the rest of the contest.
It was in this game that Ainias Smith initially began to play at running back. Following Isaiah Spiller getting turf toe and therefore being unable to play in the second half, Ainias stepped up and put up some big yards on the ground. Good thing too, as the aerial attack was just plain not there for the Aggies in the 2019 edition of this one. The Aggies were unable to crack 100 yards through the air, but they picked up 248 on the ground on 41 attempts.
This is something of a mismatch as far as order of finish within conferences. Oklahoma State is coming off an admittedly altogether noncompetitive conference title game, and the Aggies finished the year at .500 in conference play. The Cowboys were second in their conference, and the Aggies were closer to seventh or so in theirs; the result of this game, then, could either be very instructive as to relative conference strength, or it could be very chalk.
The Aggies look as if they match up well to the resurgent Cowboys, who started off the year with two very tough blowout losses to South Alabama and UCF. Since then, though, they have been on a tear, thanks in no small part to explosive running back Ollie Gordon. Stopping the run is a specialty of these Aggies, however, so unless the roster is completely gutted, that seems to be a plus for Texas A&M football. We will have further previews as the time continues to draw near for this game to be played—December 27 at 8 PM Central Time.