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In this episode of 12th Man Moments, we take a look at A&M Football’s first year in the SEC. A&M was fresh out of the Big 12 conference, and the thought around the country was that A&M would struggle in the SEC. The SEC was the most powerful conference in college football. This was also the first year that aggie football fans were introduced to Johnny Manziel. The enigmatic star from Kerrville, Texas, would entertain A&M fans with his brilliant play on the field for the next two years.
One of the highlights of that season was A&M taking down Alabama in Tuscaloosa. This is one of the most entertaining games in college football history. The game looked like it was headed one way early on. The Aggies took a significant lead in the first half, but Nick Saban and his team would fight their way back to make it a close game by the fourth quarter. We spoke with sports writers and sports talk hosts who were at that game. They’ll give us their take on the 2012 season.
It was a season to remember for aggies everywhere. It led to a lot more publicity for the A&M football program moving forward. For better or worse, A&M was in the spotlight after finishing number five in the country that year. More money was coming in than ever, which helped A&M build one of the country’s biggest, most prestigious college football stadiums a few years later.
12th Man Moments is the podcast that covers everything Aggie Athletics-related. Past, present, and future, we have you covered. We will visit with media members that have been around college athletics for decades and get all of the insider information.
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