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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer No. 9 Texas A&M loves having a break this week.
The Aggies needed some time to rest and regroup before diving back into SEC play.
The week off seems like a luxury after the Aggies played 12 straight games last year after their opener was postponed by weather to what would have been an open date.
''This year is a lot different,'' coach Kevin Sumlin said. ''Five games in, we've got some guys limping around. We've got some guys we need to get healthy for the next stretch of games.''
This is the first of two open weeks for the Aggies, who also are off on Nov. 16 - a week before a trip to No. 10 LSU.
''I would say it's going to be kind of weird,'' running back Ben Malena said. ''But this is a long season and right now during this bye week we're just trying to refocus and regroup.''
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