The Aggies boasted an explosive offense, but the defense was not as strong. Three straight blowout wins to begin the season gave the team some confidence. Reality set in as Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Kansas State beat A&M, and put up a combined 145 points.
The Aggies did win in Lubbock for the first time since 1993. Running backs Christine Michael and Cyrus Gray combined to rush for more than 300 yards. However, A&M was blown out by OU, 65-10, in Norman.
A&M nearly upset undefeated Texas at Kyle Field in a back-and-forth thriller. A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson threw for 342 yards and four touchdowns, but the Longhorns took over late in the 49-39 win.
By season’s end, the Aggies were 6-6. Georgia blew the Aggies out in the Independence Bowl, and Sherman had his second consecutive losing season. Veteran defensive coordinator Joe Kines retired after his unit gave up nearly 34 points per game. A&M hired Air Force’s Tim DeRuyter to replace him.