coleryan Posts:11962 Followers:19
01/04/2013 06:37 AM

Oklahoma is 27-17-1 in bowl games and will be trying to match a school record with a fourth straight bowl win. The Sooners beat Arkansas 10-3 in their only other trip to the Cotton Bowl after the 2001 season.

"Another excellent football team, 10-2, ranked eighth or ninth in the country, a team that has won five or six straight games down the stretch," coach Bob Stoops said of Texas A&M. "It begins with their offense and Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner. ... It'll be a special bowl game and we're looking forward to it."

Texas A&M is in the Cotton Bowl for the 13th time. The Aggies, 14-19 in bowl games, lost 41-24 to LSU following the 2010 season to extend their skid at this event to six.

Oklahoma won eight of the final nine meetings between the teams before Texas A&M left for the SEC, but those victories came before Manziel and Sumlin joined the Aggies.

Plus, Sumlin is familiar with the Sooners after being a member of Stoops' staff from 2003-07 prior to leaving to become Houston's head coach. He served as a co-offensive coordinator at the end of his time with Oklahoma.

"Kevin and I are great friends, our wives are great friends," Stoops said. "In the end, once you get to playing, you're playing. ... He's bright, he's got a good offensive mind. ... He's competitive. Kevin has all the great qualities you need."

coleryan Posts:11962 Followers:19
01/04/2013 06:39 AM

COLE's BOWL PICKS

I have to back Stoops in a big bowl game. Johnny Heisman distracted by the glitz and the glam of the trophy and OU wins in a shootout!

OU +3 / OVER 73

Good Luck!

Cole