The Texas A&M Aggies are making sure that no one shares the video of their Midnight Yell prior to their loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
The Texas A&M Aggies were expected to be playoff contenders entering the 2022 season. While they could still very well be in the picture, their loss in Week 2 to the Appalachian State Mountaineers will certainly stick with them for the remainder of the season. The Aggies lost 17-14, and became the first Power 5 school to lose to Appalachian State since the Michigan Wolverines in 2007.
Ahead of the game, as is the case for every home game, Texas A&M held their Midnight Yell, where they practice chants for the contest in question. There is also a part where those leading the Midnight Yell mock the opposing team. There were comments made that were controversial and had Twitter users sharing clips of it.
Following the loss, copyright violations were issued to most of those who shared the clips, but the full video still remains on Texas A&M’s YouTube page. However, comments are disabled on the YouTube video.
You can check out the full video at this link.
Texas A&M takes down clips from Midnight Yell before loss to Appalachian State
The yell leader made various “hillbilly” and “backwoods” jokes towards Appalachian State. It went on for about two minutes, but felt like 20 minutes. It was, what they say, very cringey. And distasteful.
The Midnight Yell turned around to bite the Aggies, as the Mountaineers dominated them on Saturday, Sept. 10. It was not even close.
Texas A&M only got nine first downs, gained a total of 186 yards of offense, and had possession of the football for 18:17. Oh, and they were 2-for-8 on third down conversions. Again, not a great day for the Aggies.
As a result, Texas A&M dropped all the way down to No. 24 in the AP Top 25 rankings ahead of Week 3. In the week prior, they were ranked sixth in the nation.
Remember the “images that precede unfortunate events” meme? Well, this Midnight Yell practice is just that.