Five storylines: SHSU vs. Texas A&M 

November, 15, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- After a landmark victory over Alabama, Texas A&M returns home for the first home game since Oct. 20 as the Aggies prepare to host FCS squad Sam Houston State. The No. 8 Aggies are now 8-2 and looking to close out their season strong. Here are some storylines to look for this weekend:

1. Avoiding the letdown
The Aggies' win over Alabama, a team that was ranked No. 1 in the country before Texas A&M went into Tuscaloosa, Ala., was one filled with excitement and plenty of emotion for the coaches and the players. Drumming up that kind of excitement and anticipation to play is much more difficult with an opponent of a lesser caliber, such as Sam Houston State, an FCS team. Kevin Sumlin got the attention of his seniors on Monday, meeting with them and speaking to them about their legacy and the importance of the Aggies' final two games. And Sam Houston State is one of the best teams in the FCS (the Bearkats are ranked No. 3 nationally right now and last year made it to the national championship game). They even led Baylor 20-10 at halftime when the teams met in September. The Aggies are a much better team, but living up to their own standard is something Sumlin will want to see.

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