Cotton Bowl Could Renew "Lone Star" Showdown At End Of 2012 Season

BRYAN, TX -- The Texas A&M (9-2) football team will face Missouri (5-6) Saturday night at Kyle Field and after that the Aggies will play a bowl game. One of the possibilities is the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Friday, January 4th and the opponent might be the Texas Longhorns.

The one hundred year old "Lone Star" Showdown was shelved when Texas A&M made the move to the Southeastern Conference and Texas officials said there was no room on their schedule to continue the series with the Aggies that has been played continuously since 1898 and first took place in 1894.

"If we play in the Cotton Bowl against Texas that is phenomenal," says A&M Defensive lineman Spence Nealy. "With the way this senior class and this season has gone wouldn't that be a cherry on top of this whole thing. It would be pretty cool for us to redeem ourselves and send us out on top. When we first moved to the SEC I was like how weird would that be because that last game killed me. i did not want to lose to those guys."

A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope added, "No better way to go out than to playing Texas. We have so many great traditions and so many intangibles in that game. It's such a great game for the fans and the universities because they have been playing each other for so long so it would be pretty cool to go out playing Texas."

Before the Aggies think about a possible rematch with the Longhorns, they will battle Missouri Saturday at 6 at Kyle Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. KBTX's award winning Aggie Game Day presented by Pizza and Texas Regional Eye Center live from the Pizza Hut Broadcast Center will have more on the match-up at 4pm on Saturday on the CW-8 live from the Aggie Fan Zone.