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Spalding's Official Football Guide, at the time a major college football publication, named A&M as a member of the "Big Four" — along with Texas, Sewanee and Vanderbilt: "The A&M college of Texas deserves special mention this past season and earned the claim to be numbered among the big four of the Southwest by the ardent athletic support given the team … determination, hard work and superior coaching placed it among the leading teams of the Southwest." A&M played TCU and Baylor three times each in J.E. Platt's second season as coach. After a 2-0-1 start, A&M took on Oklahoma. In a defensive struggle, the Aggies had a kick blocked and returned for a touchdown, losing 6-0. Against Trinity, Gus Street and William Walker ran the Aggies into scoring territory multiple times. But, the team couldn’t capitalize. Trinity scored two second-half touchdowns to get an 18-0 win. A&M took on Arkansas on a near-unplayable field due to rain. Street and George Hope carried the Aggies to a 6-0 win, with Hope scoring the winning touchdown. Blake scored in a 16-0 win over Baylor. The team went 3-1 leading up to the clash with Texas. A&M had finally defeated Texas the previous year. This time the Horns trounced the Aggies, 29-6 in Austin, scoring four first-half touchdowns. A&M finished 7-3-1.

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