2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team
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.
|2011 Texas A&M Aggies football|
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas champion
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2011 record||7–6 (4–5 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Mike Sherman (4th season)|
Tim DeRuyter (interim)
|Defensive coordinator||Tim DeRuyter (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Kyle Field|
|2011 Big 12 football standings|
|No. 3 Oklahoma State $||8||–||1||12||–||1|
|No. 15 Kansas State||7||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 13 Baylor||6||–||3||10||–||3|
|No. 16 Oklahoma||6||–||3||10||–||3|
Rankings from AP Poll
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.
|September 4||6:30 PM||SMU*||No. 8||FSN||W 46–14||86,951|
|September 17||6:00 PM||Idaho*||No. 9||FSSW–PPV||W 37–7||86,623|
|September 24||2:30 PM||No. 7 Oklahoma State||No. 8||ABC/ESPN2||L 29–30||87,358|
|October 1||11:00 AM||vs. No. 18 Arkansas*||No. 14||ESPN||L 38–42||69,838|
|October 8||6:00 PM||at Texas Tech||No. 24||FX||W 45–40||58,416|
|October 15||11:00 AM||No. 20 Baylor||No. 21||FX||W 55–28||87,361|
|October 22||2:30 PM||at Iowa State||No. 17||ABC||W 33–17||51,131|
|October 29||11:00 AM||Missouri||No. 16||FX||L 31–38 OT||86,934|
|November 5||2:30 PM||at No. 7 Oklahoma||ABC/ESPN2||L 25–41||85,709|
|November 12||2:30 PM||at No. 17 Kansas State||ABC||L 50–53 4OT||46,204|
|November 19||11:00 AM||Kansas||FSN||W 61–7||86,411|
|November 24||7:00 PM||No. 25 Texas||ESPN||L 25–27||88,645|
|December 31||11:00 AM||vs. Northwestern*||ESPN||W 33–22||68,395|
|2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team roster|
|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.
- "2011 TAMU Football Schedule". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2011.