Texas A&M (6-6) vs Northwestern (6-6)
Well needless to say, this has been a pretty disappointing season for the Aggies. From their abrupt departure from the Big 12, to losing the last game of the season to Texas, the Aggies haven’t exactly performed up to their preseason ranking.
notes – preseason rankings are a joke
The Aggies were ranked 8th and 9th in the preseason, and they are currently not ranked, but that doesn’t seem to matter to Aggie fans because they are getting what they want … less Texas. With the joining of the SEC and firing of Sherman to the hiring of Sumlin, the Aggies are looking to make a splash in this bowl game and prove they are ready to represent the SEC.
Behind QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Cyrus Gray, and WR Ryan Swope, the Aggies have averaged 40 points a game. Problem is, they’re also ranked 76th in points allowed. (Don’t expect these numbers from A&M’a offense next season.)
Northwestern, behind 10 year QB Dan Persa, yes people, he’s been there forever, are averaging solid numbers. The Wildcats are generally good for one or two upsets each season. This year they upset, then #10, Nebraska 28-25. Persa averages about 250 yards a game, and is pretty much THE offense for the Wildcats. Pat Fitzgerald will be looking to get a W in this bowl game, having lost the last 3, and only 3, that he’s coached Northwestern in. (Alamo in 08, Outback in 09, TicketCity in 10)
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