No. 9 A&M Aiming For 1st 10-Win Season Since '98

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COLLEGE STATION, TX -- For the first time in a long while, No. 9 Texas A&M won't spend Thanksgiving week preparing for rival Texas.

The more than 100-year rivalry, which had been played during Thanksgiving week since the mid-90s, ended with A&M's move to the SEC.

But the Aggies won't miss the Longhorns this week with the chance for their first 10-win season since 1998 coming in their finale against Missouri.

Defensive back Steven Terrell says "it's going to be a little different ... but we're not going to cry about it or anything."

The Aggies have won four straight behind the strong play of quarterback Johnny Manziel, a Heisman Trophy hopeful. He accounted for five touchdowns in just over a half of a 47-28 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday.

Tuesday during Texas A&M's football media press conference Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin said that, "If you look at his numbers, compared to everyone else who is playing today, they speak for themselves. I'll take it a step further. You take a look at his numbers for a season compared to anyone else, they speak for themselves too."

Kickoff is set for 6 o'clock at Kyle Field on Saturday night.Texas A&M is a three touchdown favorite as they look to snap a three game losing streak against the Tigers.



 
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