Report: Oklahoma Will Play “Johnny Football” and Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl

Nov 17, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

With news that the Georgia Bulldogs are accepting an invitation to play in the Capital One Bowl against Nebraska, a slot in the AT&T Cotton Bowl opened up and it looks like Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies will be playing the Oklahoma Sooners.

The Cotton Bowl takes the second best team in the Big 12 that is not accepted to a BCS bowl game and the third or fourth best team in the SEC and pits them against each other.  Georgia was in line to play in the Cotton Bowl but after accepting the invitation to the Capital One Bowl, Texas A&M is the next best team in the SEC.

We’re actually being treated to a matchup between old Big 12 foes game as both the Sooners and Aggies were in the same conference last year but the Aggies bolted to the SEC at the first chance that they got.

There was some hope that the LSU Tigers would get the invitation to the Cotton Bowl, and according to some on the committee the Tigers were the favorite to play Oklahoma. The Cotton Bowl SEC selection held up a lot of the other bowl selections during the day on Saturday, but things started to fall in place when Georgia accepted that invite to the Capital One Bowl.

LSU would have been a fine choice, but the emergence of Johnny Manziel and his booming popularity no doubt swung the decision in favor of Texas A&M.

Topics: Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners, Sec, Texas A&M Aggies

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