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Aggies roll in Liberty Bowl win over West Virginia

Aggies roll in Liberty Bowl win over West Virginia

Posted on 30 December 2014 by Allen

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Texas A&M relied on big performances from freshmen all season, and the Aggies’ bowl game was no different.

Kyle Allen threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth Monday, and Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia 45-37 in the Liberty Bowl.

Allen, a true freshman making his fifth career start, went 22 of 35 for 294 yards to make up for an early interception that KJ Dillon returned for a touchdown. The Aggies’ season leaders in sacks (Myles Garrett), all-purpose yards (Speedy Noil) and interceptions (Armani Watts) also were true freshmen.

”Next year we’re going to be a much more experienced team, and we’re going to work hard in the offseason because we know what’s at stake and how our work ethic this year didn’t produce the record we want,” Allen said. ”It’s going to be great for us, winning this game, for confidence.”

Malcome Kennedy caught two of Allen’s touchdown passes, and Tra Carson rushed for a career-high 133 yards on 25 carries. Allen’s 14-yard rushing touchdown in the final minute of the first half put the Aggies (8-5) ahead for good.

Texas A&M has won bowl games in four straight seasons for the first time in school history. The Aggies won the Chick-fil-A Bowl last year, the Cotton Bowl two seasons ago and the Texas Bowl in 2011.

”That’s something that nobody can ever take from them and puts (the seniors) in a separate class by themselves,” coach Kevin Sumlin said.

West Virginia’s Skyler Howard went 20 of 45 for 346 yards and three touchdowns while making his second career start in place of Clint Trickett, who announced Friday he was giving up football because of multiple concussions.

Kevin White had seven catches for 129 yards and a touchdown for West Virginia (7-6). Josh Lambert made all three of his field-goal attempts.

”Too many stalled drives,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. ”When you play a game that you’re going to have to score 46 points to win it, you can’t settle for that many field goals. … I thought we moved the ball well. We just didn’t score enough points.”

The game lived up to its billing as a shootout between two fast-paced offenses that had scored over 30 points per game while allowing more than 25 this season. This wound up as the second-highest scoring day in the Liberty Bowl’s 56-game history, trailing only Louisville’s 44-40 victory over Boise State in 2004.

The first quarter alone featured 34 combined points, with West Virginia leading 20-14.

Texas A&M outlasted West Virginia by outrushing the Mountaineers 235-126 and holding West Virginia below 4 yards per carry. The Aggies had allowed 5.1 yards per rush this season.

Perhaps the biggest play of the game came in the first quarter.

Texas A&M trailed 17-7 when it went for it on fourth-and-5 from the West Virginia 40. The move paid off when Allen found running back Trey Williams for a touchdown.

”That’s a play we had put in this week specifically for that blitz they were bringing us,” Allen said. ”They brought everyone and they left four people to cover the receivers, but we knew they wouldn’t cover the running backs.”

Texas A&M pulled ahead 21-20 early in the second quarter on Allen’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Kennedy. Just 39 seconds later, West Virginia went back in front 27-21 on Howard’s 49-yard TD throw to White.

Texas A&M took over from there.

The Aggies got a 28-27 lead with 53 seconds left in the half as Allen went to his right and saw a defender converging, then headed to his left and ran down the sideline for a touchdown. Texas A&M scored 17 points on its first three series of the third quarter to pad its advantage to 45-30.

West Virginia cut the deficit to 45-37 on Howard’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Wellman with 2:32 remaining, but the Mountaineers’ offense wouldn’t touch the ball again.

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Breaking Down Missouri vs Texas A&M

Breaking Down Missouri vs Texas A&M

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Allen

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The Missouri Tigers (7-2 overall, 4-1 in Southeastern Conference play), hit the final stretch of the 2014
regular season looking to maintain their grasp of first place in the Eastern Division, and they’ll have quite a
challenge on their hands this Saturday, as they travel to College Station, Texas, to take on the Texas A&M
Aggies (7-3, 3-3). Kickoff for the SEC Network telecast is set for 6:30 p.m. (central time) from Kyle Field.

Mizzou comes into the game rested after enjoying its second and final bye week of the 2014 season. The Tigers will carry a win streak of three games into Saturday’s road tilt, having dispatched Florida (42-13) on the road, followed by a pair of home wins over Vanderbilt (24-14) and Kentucky (20-10).

Texas A&M will be riding high after they posted a dramatic 41-38 road win at #3 Auburn last Saturday. The Aggies bolted to leads of 14-0 and 35-17 in that game, and they held on to withstand a furious Auburn rally. The Aggies pounced on a pair of Auburn fumbles in the game’s final two minutes to secure the win, with both coming deep in A&M territory.

There’s only one common opponent to compare the Tigers and Aggies with, and that is South Carolina. A&M opened their 2014 season with an impressive 52-28 win at then-#9 South Carolina, while the Tigers opened conference play on Sept. 27th at South Carolina, and also claimed a road win, with a 21-20 win that featured a huge 4th-quarter comeback from a 13-point deficit with just 7 minutes left in the game.

In a bizarre scheduling quirk, this will mark the fourth time in five seasons that Mizzou will play at A&M. The stretch started in 2010, as part of the Big 12 Conference, when Mizzou claimed a 30-9 win behind QB Blaine Gabbert. Due to the departure of Colorado and Nebraska from the league, the next season saw Mizzou return
to College Station as the Big 12 schedule changed. The Tigers, behind QB James Franklin, posted a big 4th-
quarter rally and claimed a 38-31 win in overtime. As fate would have it, both A&M and Mizzou joined the SEC
the next season, and the schedule put together had the Tigers return to College Station for a third straight year
in 2012. With Franklin out due to injury, the Aggies rolled to a 59-29 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams. In 2013, the Aggies made their first trip to Columbia since 2007, and the Tigers dispatched them by a
28-21 score, with the win wrapping up MU’s first-ever SEC Eastern Division title.

Overall, the Tigers and Aggies have played 14 times previously, with A&M holding an 8-6 lead in the series.
Mizzou has had the upper hand of late, however, asthe Tigers have won 4-of-5 games dating back to 2007.
Head Coach Gary Pinkel stands a solid 6-2 alltime against A&M as the Tiger skipper, including a 3-2 mark at
College Station. In all, the Aggies hold a 5-3 edge over the Tigers in College Station, but MU has won three
of its last five outings at Kyle Field.

in the 2013 regular-season finale, the No. 5 Missouri Tigers earned a hard-nosed 28-21 win over the visiting
21st-ranked Texas A&M Aggies to claim the SEC Eastern Division title outright, sending MU to its first-ever
SEC Championship Game. The win was sealed when junior TB Henry Josey scampered 57 yards for the game-winning touchdown on a 3rd-and-short from the MU 43-yardline with 3:34 left in the game.

Josey’s dash will go down in Tiger lore as one of the seminal plays in MU history, most likely, and it capped
a win that moved Mizzou to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in SEC play. The game was a high-leverage situation all night
long, as the Tigers had to rally from 7-0 and 14-7 deficits to the Aggies, and their star QB Johnny Manziel.
•Mizzou took the opening kick of the 3rd quarter and drove 75 yards to tie it at 14-apiece, with TB Marcus
Murphy scoring from 2 yards out. Following a defensive stop, Murphy took a punt back 31 yards to set the
Tiger offense up at its own 43-yardline. The offense took it from there, as Mizzou marched 57 yards on 8 plays,
behind the guidance of senior QB James Franklin, who connected with senior WR L’Damian Washington on a
5-yard TD pass with 6:26 left in the 3rd quarter to give MU its first lead.

The Aggies wouldn’t go away, as Manziel led a 9-play, 98-yard drive that tied it at 21-21 with 10:43 left in the
game. The defenses stepped up next, as the teams traded punts on four consecutive possessions before Mizzou broke through finally with Josey’s game-winning score with 3:34 to play. Mizzou’s defense responded by forcing a 3-and-out by A&M, and the Tiger offense successfully killed the final 2:01 of the clock and took a
knee to claim the historic win.

Mizzou outgained A&M by a 463-to-379 margin in total offense, including a 225-to-184 edge in rushing and 238-to-195 edge in passing yardage. Franklin went toe-to-toe with Manziel, as Mizzou’s signal caller completed
18-of-28 passes for 233 yards and 2 TDs, while Manziel was held in check overall, on a 24-of-35 passing night
with 195 yards and 1 TD. Josey was the game’s leading rusher, as he carried 13 times for 96 yards and 1 TD.

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Prescott shines in win over Aggies

Prescott shines in win over Aggies

Posted on 04 October 2014 by Allen

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No. 12 Mississippi State (5-0, 2-0 SEC) routed No. 6 Texas A&M (5-1, 2-1) 48-31 in front of the second-biggest crowd in Davis Wade Stadium history Saturday afternoon.

Combined with it’s upset at LSU two weeks ago, State has now won two top 10 games in the same season for the first time in school history.

Following the game, head coach Dan Mullen was emotional in expressing his thanks to MSU fans for their support.

“When I got here, we said that to build a winning program, the fans have to start it,” he said. “Everyone bought in to what we needed to do to build a program and it’s so rewarding to see that.”

The Bulldogs racked up over 500 yards of offense, while the A&M offense was held in check after averaging 51 points per game coming in.

Junior quarterback Dak Prescott led the way for State, completing 19-of-25 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing the ball for 77 yards and three touchdowns.

“He’s gonna get a lot more attention now with his performance,” Mullen said. “But that’s what I’ve told everybody. We expect that from him, we expect that kind of performance.”

Prescott deflected any praise for himself, choosing to share how proud he is of his team and how grateful he is to the fans. Beyond gratitude, Prescott spoke of confidence, as well.

“I felt going into the game that we had it,” he said. “We just had to execute our game plan.”

For the second game in a row, junior running back Josh Robinson went over the century-mark on the ground, rushing for 107 yards and two touchdowns. However, while his success came on offense, he heaped praise on his defense. In particular, as Robinson discussed, the four-down stand MSU’s defense made after a special teams turnover early on is where the game was won.

“If we were the old MSU,” Robinson said, “we’d have gotten down on ourselves.”

Defensively, sophomore linebacker Richie Brown was one of the stars, recording three interceptions off A&M quarterback Kenny Hill (37-of-62 for 365 yards and four touchdowns).

Brown’s three interceptions now lead the team.

Elsewhere, junior cornerback Will Redmond led the team with 10 total tackles, just ahead of the nine by junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

“The one thing I think this team has done a great job of all year,” Mullen said, “when we need a big play, somebody steps up and makes a big play.”

With the win, MSU has beaten Top-10 teams twice in a season for the first time ever.

While he’s thrilled with the win, Mullen said the team has the rest of the day to celebrate before moving forward.

“All we are is 2-0 in the SEC,” Mullen said. “Getting two SEC wins was not our goal this season.”

Mississippi State hosts No. 5 Auburn next weekend with time and channel to be determined after all SEC play is complete on Saturday.

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Undefeated square off in Starkville

Undefeated square off in Starkville

Posted on 04 October 2014 by Allen

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For the first time since 1986, two top-15 football teams will take the field in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field as No. 12 Mississippi State puts its seven-game winning streak on the line against No. 6 Texas A&M at 11 a.m. CT Saturday live on ESPN.

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Tom Luginbill will call the action on ESPN. Live streaming video is also available on WatchESPN.com or through the Watch ESPN app (click here for the direct link).

SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s traveling college football morning show, will originate from the Junction beginning at 9 a.m. CT Saturday. The first 350 fans in attendance at the show will receive a free SEC Network t-shirt. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and wear maroon. MSU head coach Dan Mullen will make an appearance on the show following the Dawg Walk, and men’s basketball head coach Rick Ray will be featured as well.

The MSU Radio Network C Spire Tailgate Show goes live at 9 a.m. Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt and John Correro will broadcast the game live to MSU Radio Network affiliates (check affiliates here). Members of HailStatePLUS can listen to live streaming audio at HailState.com.

The north end zone ticket office opens at 8 a.m. All gates of Davis Wade Stadium open at 9 a.m.

Follow live in-game updates and engage with other fans via MSU football social media: @HailStateFBall (on Twitter),Facebook.com/HailStateFootball (Facebook) and Instagram.com/HailStateFB(Instagram).

Prior to the game, the 2014 Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame Class will officially be inducted on the field. The class includes former men’s basketball standout Rickey Brown and track and field national champion Tiffany McWilliams Dudley. There will be a tribute to Jack Cristil, the late legendary “Voice of the Bulldogs” with a missing man formation flyover.

MSU (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) has had nearly two weeks to prepare for a potent Texas A&M offense that is ranked in the top five nationally in four different categories. Following a monumental 34-29 win at No. 8 LSU on Sept. 20, the Bulldogs practiced three times during an open week and are in great shape health wise after another full week of practice.

“We are excited about this matchup,” said Mullen. “It is a great challenge for us. They are one of the top teams in the nation. It’s going to be a great atmosphere. They have an explosive offense, probably the top offense in the nation. They have skill players at every position and they are deep and athletic. We are hoping our fans give us a home field advantage.”

The Aggies (5-0, 2-0) rallied in the final minutes last Saturday for a 35-28 win over Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Saturday’s matchup will feature two of the nation’s elite quarterbacks in Dak Prescott and Kenny Hill. Prescott has put up a nation-leading three consecutive games of at least 200-yards passing and 100-yards rushing.

Hill and Prescott are one and two in the SEC in total offense, averaging 376.2 and 335.5 yards per game, respectively.

On the ground, MSU’s Josh Robinson ranks third in the league with 121.2 yards rushing per game. Jameon Lewis leads a versatile Bulldog receiving corps with 15 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, All-America candidate Benardrick McKinney has racked up 27 total tackles, including five for loss.

The last time two top-15 teams met in Davis Wade Stadium was Oct. 25, 1986 when No. 7 Auburn defeated No. 13 MSU. The Bulldogs seek to continue a winning streak that is currently the sixth-longest in school history. The current seven-game winning streak is also the nation’s third longest behind only Florida State and Oklahoma.

A&M holds a slim 4-3 advantage all-time against MSU. The Aggies won a 51-41 shootout in College Station last season. Prescott accounted for 303 yards of total offense and entered the game on the third drive.

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Aggies vs Razorbacks set for CBS Sept 27th

Aggies vs Razorbacks set for CBS Sept 27th

Posted on 16 September 2014 by Allen

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The Southwest Classic featuring Arkansas vs. Texas A&M on Saturday, September 27 will be televised nationally on CBS and kick off at 2:30 p.m. CDT, the Southeastern Conference announced today. The game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Arkansas has played at AT&T Stadium four times in its history, winning all four contests. Three of those wins came vs. Texas A&M. The Razorbacks also defeated Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7, 2012.

Arkansas leads the all-time series between the two schools at 41-26-3.

The game will mark the Razorbacks’ first appearance on CBS this season.

Arkansas is 2-1 on the season while the Aggies have yet to taste defeat and were dominant in their first game of the year, blowing out South Carolina on the road.

Tickets for the game, held at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, are on sale through the Razorback Ticket Center by calling 1-800-982-HOGS (4647) or going online to ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.

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Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel in Week 3 preseason game

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Allen

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The internet might break tonight. Tonight in the 4th quarter of the Browns-Rams preseason game in Cleveland 7th round draft pick from Missouri, Michael Sam sacked former Heisman Trophy winner and 1st round pick out of Texas A&M Johnny Manziel.

Sam made history by being the first openly gay player to be drafted and Manziel made history by being a brash, cocky, and great college football player who likes women and booze. Sam is fighting for a roster spot while Manziel is trying to earn the starting quarterback job. With their meeting in the backfield Sam’s stock had to go up just a little.

Last week Johnny Football was in the news again for flipping a bird at the Redskins bench on Monday Night Football. Manziel was fined $12,000 for the gesture.

This is Sam’s second straight week with a sack in the preseason. If he makes the Rams roster he will likely play on special teams but could earn a spot on the practice squad should he not make the 53 man roster.

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Kenny Hill named Aggies Starting QB

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Allen

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Texas A&M has decided on a starting QB for 2014. Sophomore Kenny Hill will take over for Johnny Manziel this season in College Station. Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin made the announcement today.

“The competition was close and that competition will continue to help us improve. I have talked to both quarterbacks as well as the team and we will prepare with Kenny getting the first-team reps. I thought both guys really competed in a great way. We put a lot more emphasis on situational football in this camp and put guys in some situations to see how they’d perform and see what their learning curve is and not just playing 7-on-7. There’s not really one deciding factor; I think it’s a body of work and a feel that you have through practice and with your team.”

Hill played in 4 games as a true freshman mostly in mop up duty. He was a 4 star quarterback from Southlake Carroll High School. Hill beat out Kyle Allen for the starting job.

Texas A&M opens their season on Aug. 28 on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks on the SEC Network.

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Aggies Kaser, Ogbuehi named to SI.com All-America team

Aggies Kaser, Ogbuehi named to SI.com All-America team

Posted on 12 August 2014 by Allen

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Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser and Cedric Ogbuehi were named to SI.com’s 2014 Preseason All-America Team that was announced on Tuesday. Kaser was also on SI.com’s final 2013 All-America team.

Ogbuehi, from Allen, Texas, will be seeking to become the third consecutive Texas A&M left tackle to garner first-team All-America honors, joining former teammates Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews who also went on to become NFL top 10 overall draft picks. Entering his fourth year as a starter, Ogbuehi was a mainstay at guard his first two seasons before shifting to right tackle as a junior. As a senior, Ogbuehi will shift to the Aggies’ all-important left tackle position, which was vacated by Matthews.

With Ogbuehi helping clear the way, the Aggie offense averaged 490.2 total yards in 2011, a school and Southeastern Conference record 558.5 yards in 2012 and 538.4 yards in 2013. The Aggies have led the SEC in passing offense, scoring offense and total offense the past two seasons.

Kaser, from Strongsville, Ohio, was a first-team All-America pick and a finalist for the Ray Guy Award in his first season as a starter in 2013 after averaging 47.4 yards per punt. Kaser led the SEC in punt average and broke Shane Lechler’s long-standing A&M record of 47.1 average from 1999. Kaser’s amazing season included 17 50-yard plus boots, 17 “coffin corner” efforts, 14 fair catches and a long punt of 76 yards on 44 total tries.

SI.com’s 2014 Preseason All-America Team
First Team
Offense
QB Jameis Winston, So., Florida State
RB Todd Gurley, Jr., Georgia
RB Melvin Gordon, Jr., Wisconsin
WR Antwan Goodley, Sr., Baylor
WR Amari Cooper, Jr., Alabama
TE Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State
T Cedric Ogbuehi, Sr., Texas A&M
G A.J. Cann, Sr., South Carolina
C Hroniss Grasu, Sr., Oregon
G Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State
T Andrus Peat, Jr., Stanford

Defense
DL Vic Beasley, Sr., Clemson
DL Leonard Williams, Jr., USC
DL Shilique Calhoun, Jr., Michigan State
LB Myles Jacks, So., UCLA
LB Ramik Wilson, Sr., Georgia
LB A.J. Johnson, Sr., Tennessee
LB Eric Striker, Jr., Oklahoma
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, So., Florida
S Cody Prewitt, Sr., Ole Miss
S Jalen Ramsey, So., Florida State
CB Kendall Fuller, So., Virginia Tech

Special Teams
K Roberto Aguayo, So., Florida State
P Drew Kaser, Jr., Texas A&M
R Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina
AP Tyler Lockett, Sr., Kansas State

Second Team
Offense
QB Marcus Mariota, Jr. Oregon
RB Ameer Abdullah, Sr., Nebraska
RB Mike Davis, Jr., South Carolina
WR Nelson Agholor, Jr., USC
WR DeVante Parker, Sr. Louisville
TE O.J. Howard, So., Alabama
T Cameron Erving, Sr., Florida State
G Laken Tomlinson, Sr., Duke
C Reese Dismukes, Sr., Auburn
G Shaquille Mason, Sr., Georgia Tech
T Brandon Scherff, Sr., Iowa

Defense
DL Michael Bennett, Sr., Ohio State
DL Chris Jones, So., Mississippi State
DL Randy Gregory, Jr., Nebraska
LB Trey DePriest, Sr., Alabama
LB Jaylon Smith, So., Notre Dame
LB Denzel Perryman, Sr., Miami
LB Shaq Thompson, Jr., Washington
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr., Oregon
S Landon Collins, Jr., Alabama
S Anthony Harris, Sr., Virginia
CB Tre’Davious White, So., LSU

Special Teams
K Andy Phillips, So., Utah
P Mike Sadler, Sr., Michigan State
R Stefon Diggs, Jr., Maryland
AP Ty Montgomery, Jr., Stanford

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Aggies to play Louisiana at home in 2017

Posted on 05 August 2014 by Allen

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Texas A&M University and the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns announced today a non-conference football game scheduled for Sept. 16, 2017 in College Station at newly redeveloped Kyle Field.

“We open the 2017 season on the road in Pasadena, California, against UCLA (Sept. 2) and look forward to a great non-conference matchup against the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Sept. 16 here at Kyle Field,” Aggie Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said.

The Aggies and the Ragin’ Cajuns last met on the gridiron in 2006 with Texas A&M coming away with a 51-7 victory. Texas A&M holds a 5-1 edge in the all-time series which dates back to 1990.

Texas A&M will begin its third season in the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies have posted at least nine wins in each season with head coach Kevin Sumlin at the helm. Texas A&M has won three straight bowl games. The Aggies are ranked No. 20 in the 2014 pre-season Amway Coaches Poll.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are the defending Sun Belt Conference champions and have also won three straight bowl games with three straight nine-win seasons. The Ragin Cajuns are a unanimous pick in the pre-season to repeat as Sun Belt Champions.

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Aggies announce nonconference basketball schedule

Posted on 19 July 2014 by Allen

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Challenging opponents and seven contests inside the friendly confines of Reed Arena highlight the Texas A&M men’s basketball team’s 2014-15 non-conference schedule as Friday the program announced its complete slate of non-SEC games.

“This is one of the most difficult non-conference schedules Texas A&M basketball has faced in some time.” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. “I’ve really been impressed by the leadership, talent and maturity of this year’s team during the spring and summer workouts. It will be the best group since I’ve been here and we’re looking forward to the challenge of facing tough competition on the court.”

The new campaign will officially get underway on Nov. 14 when the Aggies host Northwestern State at Reed Arena. Texas A&M enters the season having won 13 straight season-opening games and 14 consecutive home openers.

The Aggies’ first venture away from College Station will be a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 20-23 for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The event’s impressive field is headlined by defending national champion Connecticut and also includes Boston College, College of Charleston, Dayton, George Mason, New Mexico and West Virginia. The Aggies’ opponents at the tournament are expected to be set in the near future.

After returning to Aggieland from Puerto Rico, Texas A&M will host three consecutive home games beginning Nov. 28 when the team faces New Orleans before returning to the court against Sam Houston State on Dec. 3.

The early-season homestand concludes on Dec. 6 when the Aggies welcome Arizona State to Reed Arena for the first time since 1998. The Sun Devils represent the first of four A&M opponents (Arizona State, Baylor, Kansas State and Mercer) in a six-game stretch that are coming off an appearance in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

On Dec. 9, Texas A&M and Baylor will revive the Battle of the Brazos on the hardwood as the Aggies travel to Waco, Texas, to face the Bears at Ferrell Center. The former Southwest Conference and Big 12 Conference rivals, whose home arenas are separated by 88 miles, have met 205 previous times on the basketball court with the Aggies holding a 127-78 edge in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1914-15 season.

After hosting Youngstown State at Reed Arena on Dec. 13, Texas A&M will once again hit the road, this time traveling to Kansas City’s Sprint Center for a date with former Big 12 foe Kansas State on Dec. 20.

Texas A&M will conclude non-conference play with back-to-back home contests beginning on Dec. 30 against Mercer. Last season, the Bears upset third-seeded Duke to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Aggies’ finale tune-up before SEC play will come on Jan. 3 when they host Hartford.

The SEC is expected to announce the league’s full conference schedule in August. The Aggies’ slate in league play will include home contests against Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt.

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