Ranking Every Texas A&M Football Season in the SEC: #4 - 2013
This may seem low to some people, but consider this: even though this year had some of the most memorable moments in recent history for Texas A&M football (because you had Johnny Football, of course), it also had some of the most profound disappointment. This team was supposed to compete for a national championship with Johnny; instead, due to one of the worst defenses we've seen in quite some time, they only managed 9 wins.
Like I'm saying, though, there were great moments; not few of which came against Alabama in the third game of the year. That one ended up just a 7 point loss, even though the Aggies trailed by three scores in the fourth quarter, thanks to plays like this:
The 4-point loss to the Auburn Team of Destiny (cough uncalled horsecollar cough) was devastating, though. Johnny clearly wasn't right in those last two regular season games, losses against LSU and Missouri. Just like 2021, it was a disappointing four losses at the end of the regular season.
Unlike 2021, the Aggies were able to play in their bowl—and what a game it was. The comeback from down 38-17 to win 52-48 might have been Johnny Football's best game, and I imagine I'm not the only Texas A&M football fan who has gone back to watch that one many times.
Overall, there were some amazing highs in this one, but I think it can rank no higher than third. For reasons I'm about to explain, though, I think there's another season that deserves that bronze medal.