2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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2011 Texas A&M Aggies football
Texas A&M University aTm logo.svg
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011 record 7–6 (4–5 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Sherman (4th year)
Tim DeRuyter (interim)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter
Base defense 3–4
Captain Trent Hunter
Captain Ryan Tannehill
Home stadium Kyle Field
(Capacity: 83,002)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Oklahoma State   8 1         12 1  
#15 Kansas State   7 2         10 3  
#13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
#16 Oklahoma   6 3         10 3  
Missouri   5 4         8 5  
Texas   4 5         8 5  
Texas A&M   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         5 7  
Kansas   0 9         2 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies were led by fourth year head coach Mike Sherman during the regular season and Tim DeRuyter during their bowl game. They played their home games at Kyle Field. This was their final football season as a member of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–5 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They were invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas where they defeated Northwestern 33–22.

Texas A&M sold out every home game during the season for the first time, setting new attendance records for total fans (610,283) and average fans per game (87,183) in the process.[1] The sellouts were due in large part to speculation (later confirmed) that Texas A&M would become a member of the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012.

A week after losing the rivalry game with Texas, on December 1, 2011 head coach Mike Sherman was fired by phone while on a recruiting trip in Houston, Texas.[2] Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter was the interim head coach for their bowl game. Sherman finished at A&M with a four-year record of 25–25. Sherman was replaced by Kevin Sumlin while DeRuyter left A&M to become the head coach at Fresno State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:30 PM SMU* #8 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX FSN W 46–14   86,951
September 17 6:00 PM Idaho* #9 Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSSW-PPV W 37–7   86,623
September 24 2:30 PM #7 Oklahoma State #8 Kyle Field • College Station, TX ABC L 29–30   87,358
October 1 11:00 AM vs. #18 Arkansas* #14 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Southwest Classic) ESPN L 38–42   69,838
October 8 6:00 PM at Texas Tech #24 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX (A&M – Tech Rivalry) FX W 45–40   58,416
October 15 11:00 AM #20 Baylor #21 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Battle of the Brazos) FX W 55–28   87,361
October 22 2:30 PM at Iowa State #17 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ABC W 33–17   51,131
October 29 11:00 AM Missouri #16 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) FX L 31–38 OT  86,934
November 5 2:30 PM at #7 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 25–41   85,709
November 12 2:30 PM at #17 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS ABC L 50–53 4OT  46,204
November 19 11:00 AM Kansas Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 61–7   86,411
November 24 7:00 PM #25 Texas Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ESPN L 25–27   88,645
December 31 11:00 AM vs. Northwestern* Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas) ESPN W 33–22   68,395
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Associated Press Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time. All dates, times, and TV are tentative and subject to change.

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 8 7 9 8 14 24 21 17 16 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' 9 8 9 8 13 25 23 18 16 RV RV RV RV NR NR RV 
Harris Not released 23 19 17 RV RV NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released 17 16 NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


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