Aggies try for first 10-win season since 1998



COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin doesn’t have to say much this week to motivate his team.

The ninth-ranked Aggies (9-2, 5-2 SEC) know what’s at stake as they aim for their first 10-win season since 1998, and try to break a three-game losing streak to Missouri.

Sumlin says: “We’re playing a team that no one on this football team has ever beaten. … That’ll be enough to get our attention right there.”

Sumlin also knows that his team can’t take Missouri (5-6, 2-5) lightly with the Tigers needing a win to become bowl eligible.

Because of a scheduling quirk, these Southeastern Conference newcomers are playing each other in College Station for the third straight season.