Cotton Bowl 2011: Texas A&M Will Face LSU

The Texas A&M Aggies have accepted a bid to play in the 2011 Cotton Bowl Classic.

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Cotton Bowl 2011: LSU To Face Texas A&M

The Aggies now know their opponent in the 2011 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Les Miles and the LSU Tigers accepted their invitation to the Cotton Bowl Classic and will take on Texas A&M. While the Cotton Bowl is one of the more prestigious non-BCS bowls, it’s still comes as somewhat of a disappointment to LSU, who had been the top-ranked one-loss team in the BCS standings until their loss against Arkansas. Consequently, the Razorbacks are headed to the Sugar Bowl while the Tigers head to the Cotton Bowl.

The Aggies have won their last six games, after dropping three straight games to fall to 3-3. The Aggies finished the season 9-3 and 6-2 in conference, tied with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the Big 12 South. Texas A&M is ranked 18th in the AP poll and 17th in the USA Today poll and will likely be considered an underdog against LSU, who are ranked 11th and 12th in both polls respectively.

The Cotton Bowl Classic will take place on January 7, 2011 in Cowboys Stadium.

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Cotton Bowl 2011: Texas A&M Accepts Bid

We now know one of the participants of the 2011 Cotton Bowl Classic held at Cowboys Stadium. The Texas A&M Aggies received and accepted a bid from the Cotton Bowl selection committee late Tuesday, marking their first Cotton Bowl appearance since Jan. 1, 2005.

The Aggies wrapped up their regular season last Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, against the Texas Longhorns. The Aggies won 24-17, ending their regular season on a six-game winning streak. During that six-game winning streak, the Aggies beat two then-top 10 ranked teams: the Oklahoma Sooners and Nebraska Cornhuskers, both of whom will be playing in the Big 12 title game this Saturday. Texas A&M ended their season with a 9-3 record, 6-2 in conference.

Texas A&M hasn't won a bowl game since the Galleryfurniture.com bowl in 2001 when it defeated TCU 28-9. Since then, the Aggies have appeared in the Cotton, Holiday, Alamo and Independence bowls and lost each of them. 

Texas A&M's opponent in the 2011 Cotton Bowl is not yet known.

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