Staff prediction: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma 

January, 4, 2013
Texas A&M 31, Oklahoma 28

I don't expect this to be as high scoring as some might think because of the bowl season layoff. With Texas A&M, it also must be taken into account that there's a new playcaller: running backs coach Clarence McKinney is taking over those duties in place of former offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who is now the head coach at Texas Tech. Since he has been in the offense for five years under head coach Kevin Sumlin, I think McKinney will do just fine in that role, but there certainly will be an adjustment. Across the field, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has the best resume of any quarterback Texas A&M has seen this year, so he will be a challenge. The Aggies' formula of aggressiveness on defense that has led to a good pass rush and a quality third down defense will have to continue if they want to slow down this high-powered Oklahoma offense. I think Damontre Moore goes out with a bang in his last game as an Aggie, leading the charge for the unit and Johnny Manziel shows very few effects from his post-Heisman Trophy publicity tour and plays an overall good game.

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