Seven years ago, Kevin Sumlin's offensive staff at Houston included current West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, current Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and current A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

Bowl games often aren't about matchups but rather how excited the teams are to be there.

Too bad when Texas A&M officials knocked down the west side of Kyle Field they couldn't blow up everyone's memory of the 2014 season. It needs to be erased as soon as possible. Many expected a 7-5 or 6-6 record, but no one imagined a 5-0 start and No. 6 ranking followed by losing five of seven.

The Aggie band was done playing. Disappointed fans were filing out, and yet the cannon in the tunnel at the southwest corner of Kyle Field kept firing. Perhaps Parson's Mounted Cavalry expected more offense when they were ordering shells for the season.

BIG PLAY TREY: Texas A&M's Trey Williams' first-quarter touchdown run of 41 yards was his first rushing touchdown since the Ole Miss game on October 11.

Texas A&M's depleted defense had trouble getting off the field, and with the game on the line the Missouri defense did just that, helping the Tigers hold on for a 34-27 Southeastern Conference victory Saturday night at Kyle Field.

Despite the loss, the Aggies netted some notable achievements on Saturday.

There are five important statistics that determine why football teams win or lose, and they are not total yards gained. A look across the country can help you find how key these stats are for some of the nation's best teams.

Aggie place-kicker Josh Lambo had a professional career in soccer before he began booting field goals for Texas A&M. Lambo played for the U-17 U.S. national team and was selected along with Bryan's Brek Shea by FC Dallas in the 2008 MLS draft. Through his travels as a soccer player, he h…

All eyes will be on the quarterbacks, Texas A&M's Kyle Allen and Missouri's Maty Mauk, but it's who's eying them that might hold the key to the game. Defensive ends Shane Ray of Missouri and Myles Garrett of A&M have combined for 23 sacks. The quarterbacks have combined to account fo…

Auburn's Nick Marshall is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. Texas A&M doesn't really know what it has in freshman Kyle Allen. He's got potential, but he hasn't played enough.

What should have been an easy victory for the Aggies turned into a hard-fought game where Texas A&M had to grind out the clock to avoid the upset against Lousisana-Monroe. Two bright spots in the game came from the play of true freshmen Speedy Noil and Myles Garrett.

The Aggies got the "W," but will still need to make many improvements if they hope to make it to the middle of the SEC West's class. Here's a report card from Saturday's win over the Warhawks.

Normally we'd say they should outlaw nonconference games in November, but the Aggies need this one, so hold off on that legislation.