2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team
|2011 Texas A&M Aggies football|
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)
|Defensive coordinator||Tim DeRuyter|
|Home stadium||Kyle Field
|2011 Big 12 football standings|
|#3 Oklahoma State $||8||–||1||12||–||1|
|#15 Kansas State||7||–||2||10||–||3|
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. 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. 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.
|Mike Sherman||Head Coach||3||Central Connecticut State (1978)|
|Tom Rossley||Quarterbacks||3||Cincinnati (1968)|
|Randy Jordan||Running Backs||3||North Carolina (1993)|
|Troy Walters||Wide receivers||1||Stanford (2000)|
|Jim Turner||Offensive Line Coach||3||Boston College (1988)|
|Tim DeRuyter||Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach||1||Air Force (1985)|
|Charles McMillian||Defensive backs||3||Utah State (1995)|
|Dat Nguyen||Inside Linebackers||1||Texas A&M (1999)|
|Nick Toth||Outside Linebackers/Special teams||1||Ohio (1999)|
|Dave Kennedy||Strength and conditioning coach||3||Nebraska (1985)|
|September 4||6:30 PM||SMU*||#8||Kyle Field • College 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/ESPN2||L 29–30||87,358|
|October 1||11:00 AM||vs. #18 Arkansas*||#14||Cowboys Stadium • Arlington, TX (Southwest Classic)||ESPN||L 38–42||69,838|
|October 8||6:00 PM||at Texas Tech||#24||Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, 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 Stadium • Ames, IA||ABC||W 33–17||51,131|
|October 29||11:00 AM||Missouri||#16||Kyle Field • College Station, TX||FX||L 31–38 OT||86,934|
|November 5||2:30 PM||at #7 Oklahoma||Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK||ABC/ESPN2||L 25–41||85,709|
|November 12||2:30 PM||at #17 Kansas State||Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, 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 Stadium • Houston, TX (Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas)||ESPN||W 33–22||68,395|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|
|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|
- "Wednesday Weekly: Volleyball Hosts NCAAs, SEC Schedule Update". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. November 30, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- "Mike Sherman Press Conference". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
- "Football - 2011 Coaches". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- "2011 TAMU Football Schedule". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 14, 2011.