All-American guard Joe Routt returned along with running back Dick Todd to lead an offense expected to contend for a Southwest Conference crown. The Aggies beat Manhattan College, 14-7, as Todd led the Aggies on fourth quarter scoring drives of 43 and 73 yards. They followed that up with a shutout win over Mississippi State. Trailing TCU 7-0 late in the fourth quarter, A&M put together a scoring drive in the final five minutes to preserve a 7-7 tie. The Aggies moved into the polls at No. 13 as they prepared to face off with No. 15 Baylor at Kyle Field. The Bears' aerial attack prevailed in a 13-0 Baylor win. No. 20 Arkansas dropped the Aggies 26-13 the following week. Against former coach Matty Bell, A&M rushed for two touchdowns in a 14-0 win over SMU. Following a 6-6 tie with Rice, the Aggies welcomed Texas to Kyle Field in hopes of avenging 1936's upset. Dick Vitek rammed in from a yard out in the first quarter to give the Aggies an early lead, and they held on, 7-0. It was the team's second win over the hated Horns in three years. The team ended the season with a 42-0 win over San Francisco to finish 5-2-2. Routt was named an All-American for the second consecutive season and was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the NFL Draft.