The Texas A&M Aggies have been playing in bowl games for over 90 years with their first appearance and victory coming all the way back in 1921. The Aggies won a national championship in 1939. Texas A&M has been a frequent participant in the Cotton Bowl, appearing in 13 of them between 1940 and 2013, but have only won 5 of them. The Aggies were a founding member of the Southwest conference in 1914 and won 18 conference championship until the Southwest conference ended in 1996. They made 22 bowl games in that time and managed a winning record of 12-10. They’ve made 13 bowl games since 1997 but only managed four wins, three of which came in the last three seasons. In 2012 Texas A&M moved into the SEC.
Their most recent Cotton Bowl victory in 2012 is what vaulted the Texas A&M Aggies back into the national spotlight. Leading the Aggies to the 2012 Cotton Bowl victory was Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel who set a Cotton bowl record for yards with 516. The Aggies rolled over the Oklahoma Sooners which set up the much hyped 2013 season. The 2012 Cotton Bowl matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners had an average ticket price of $388 making it the second most expensive game to attend that season, only trailing the national championship game. The average ticket price for Texas A&M’s 2013 Chick-Fil-A Bowl were $71 which was down from the $84 average price of a ticket the year prior.
Texas A&M Aggies Recent Bowl Game History
In 2013 tha Aggies took on the Duke Blue Devils in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.The Blue Devils came out of the gates fast, racing ahead to a 38-17 halftime lead. Not to be outdone Johnny Manziel and the Aggies rallied back to win the game 52-48. Texas A&M took the lead for good when Toney Hurd Jr. intercepted Duke quarterback Anthony Boone and returned it for a touchdown. Texas A&M stopped Duke’s comeback attempt when Nate Askew picked off Boone with less than two minutes on the clock.