#9 Texas A&M vs. #11 Oklahoma
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
Friday, January 4th, 8:00 PM on FOX
The Cotton Bowl Classic began in Dallas in 1937 when #16 TCU knocked off #20 Marquette (yeah). The bowl remained one of college football's premiere postseason games for decades before slipping in status after choosing not to align with the BCS. The Cotton Bowl petitioned to belatedly join the BCS in 2007, but withdrew after ESPN nabbed the Series' TV rights. The game has matched the SEC West against the Big 12 since 1999, and the SEC has won every meeting except one since 2003. The Big 12's only win in that stretch was a 2008 victory by Missouri, who has since jumped ship to the SEC.
Brendan's Pick: The Cotton Bowl Classic brings us an old school SEC match-up between two teams that are very familiar with each other. The Sooners have beaten Texas A&M in eight of their last nine meetings, so the Aggies will be out for revenge for past beat downs w...