Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 11/15/14
HOUSTON The performance was gleeful in the moment, relieving in the end and tantalizing in retrospect. Nobody would have blamed Texas A&M for losing to Northwestern on Saturday. For goodness sake, one of the Aggies teammates died last week. The school fired their coach last month. The muggy August dreams of a national championship had died long before the first freeze. "It would have been easy for our guys to say today, this is a lost season," interim coach Tim DeRuyter said. Instead, Texas A&M (7-6) beat Northwestern (6-7) 33-22 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Saturday at Reliant Stadium in Houston. They led the game 30-7 late in the third quarter and doggone it if they weren't finally showing something on the way out. They were tempting us. Taunting us to believe in the thing they had convinced us all to believe back in August, that somewhere inside this 6-6 disappointment was a team good enough to win it all, good enough to beat anybody, certainly good enou...
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