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The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies will play in what should be a closely-contested Cotton Bowl on Jan. 4.
In a game that is almost as highly anticipated as the national championship game itself, No. 9 Texas A&M will take on No. 11 Oklahoma on Jan. 4 in what is expected to be a tightly-contested Cotton Bowl.
The Aggies enjoyed tremendous success in the program's first season in the SEC, going 10-2 on the year with wins over No. 15 Mississippi State, No. 23 Louisiana Tech and most importantly No. 1 Alabama. Led by Heisman-winning freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Aggies built the third-ranked scoring offense in the in the NCAA.
Texas A&M wins the matchup with Oklahoma on paper, but they will be facing a stiff Sooners passing attack led by seasoned quarterback Landry Jones. The senior quarterback finished the year with 3,989 yards passing with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
OddsShark.com has the Aggies as 3.5-point favorites in what is expected to be a high scoring and close game, as the line is currently set at 72 overall.
Kickoff is 7 p.m. CT with television coverage on FOX.