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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
Texas A&M University logo.svg
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2011 record7–6 (4–5 Big 12)
Head coachMike Sherman (4th season)
Tim DeRuyter (interim)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTim DeRuyter (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainTrent Hunter
CaptainRyan Tannehill
Home stadiumKyle Field
(Capacity: 83,002)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
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  
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

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.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:30 PMSMU*No. 8FSNW 46–1486,951
September 176:00 PMIdaho*No. 9
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSSWPPVW 37–786,623
September 242:30 PMNo. 7 Oklahoma StateNo. 8
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
ABC/ESPN2L 29–3087,358
October 111:00 AMvs. No. 18 Arkansas*No. 14ESPNL 38–4269,838
October 86:00 PMat Texas TechNo. 24FXW 45–4058,416
October 1511:00 AMNo. 20 BaylorNo. 21
FXW 55–2887,361
October 222:30 PMat Iowa StateNo. 17ABCW 33–1751,131
October 2911:00 AMMissouriNo. 16
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FXL 31–38 OT86,934
November 52:30 PMat No. 7 OklahomaABC/ESPN2L 25–4185,709
November 122:30 PMat No. 17 Kansas StateABCL 50–53 4OT46,204
November 1911:00 AMKansas
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
FSNW 61–786,411
November 247:00 PMNo. 25 Texas
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
ESPNL 25–2788,645
December 3111:00 AMvs. Northwestern*ESPNW 33–2268,395

[3]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2011 Texas A&M Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 3 Jameill Showers Fr
WR 4 Brandal Jackson Jr
WR 5 Kenric McNeal Jr
WR 7 Uzoma Nwachukwu Jr
WR 8 Jeff Fuller Sr
WR 9 Nate Askew So
TE 13 Tommy Dorman So
QB 13 Aaron Eike Fr
WR 14 Keon Furtch Jr
QB 15 Johnny Manziel Fr
WR 16 David Adame Jr
QB 16 Matt Joeckel Fr
QB 17 Ryan Tannehill Sr
QB 18 Patrick O'Quinn So
TE 19 Michael Lamothe Jr
RB 23 Ben Malena So
WR 24 Taylor Randle Sr
WR 25 Ryan Swope (C) Jr
RB 27 Mister Jones Fr
RB 32 Cyrus Gray Sr
RB 33 Christine Michael Jr
RB 34 Will Randolph Fr
RB 35 Jay Tolliver Jr
RB 37 Garrett Graham Fr
RB 42 Byron Jones-Campbell Jr
WR 44 Sam Moeller Fr
TE 45 Matt Sherman Jr
OL 51 Jarvis Harrison Fr
OL 55 Chase Dube So
OL 56 Ryan Liscum Jr
OL 57 Dylan Guthrie Fr
OL 59 Allen Woodum Jr
OL 61 Patrick Lewis Jr
OL 62 Jeffrey Hyde So
OL 65 Evan Eike Sr
OL 67 Joseph Villavisencio Sr
OL 68 Ben Compton Fr
OL 70 Cedric Ogbuehi Fr
OL 71 Brian Thomas Jr
OL 74 Danny Baker Sr
OL 75 Jake Matthews So
OL 76 Luke Joeckel So
OL 77 Shep Klinke So
OL 78 Garrett Gramling Fr
OL 79 Joseph Cheek Fr
TE 8o Hutson Prioleau So
TE 81 Nehemiah Hicks So
WR 82 Mike Evans Fr
WR 83 Michael Walker Fr
WR 84 Malcome Kennedy Fr
WR 85 LeKendrick Williams Fr
WR 86 Seth Gardner Jr
WR 87 Chance Nelson Fr
WR 88 Gaston Lamascus So
TE 89 Taylor Karrh Fr
TE 90 Justin Breshears Fr
TE 96 Caden Smith Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Trent Hunter Sr
DB 2 Steven Campbell Jr
DB 3 Lionel Smith Sr
DB 4 Toney Hurd Jr. So
DB 5 Coryell Judie Sr
DB 6 Desmond Gardiner So
DB 7 Terrence Frederick Sr
LB 8 Garrick Williams Sr
LB 9 Charlie Thomas So
LB 10 Sean Porter Jr
LB 11 Jonathan Stewart Jr
DB 14 Floyd Raven Sr. Fr
DB 15 Travis Labhart Jr
LB 18 Kyle Mangan Jr
DB 19 Matt Fritsche Fr
DB 20 C.J. Jones Jr
DB 21 Steven Terrell (C) Jr
DB 22 Dustin Harris Jr
LB 23 Domonique Patterson So
DB 24 Travis Arthur Fr
DB 25 Clay Honeycutt Fr
DB 26 Devonta Burns Fr
DB 27 Michael Osadebey So
DB 28 Louie Swope Fr
DB 29 Deshazor Everett Fr
DB 30 Johntel Franklin Jr
DB 31 Howard Matthews Fr
DB 32 Blaine Cheatham Jr
DB 33 Deandre Thompson Jr
LB 35 Tyrell Taylor Fr
LB 36 Donnie Baggs Fr
LB 37 Darzil Washington Fr
LB 38 Kolten Thigpen Sr
DL 39 Eddie Brown, Jr. Sr
LB 40 Shaun Ward Fr
LB 41 Brandon Alexander Fr
DL 42 Kirby Ennis So
LB 43 Justin Bass Fr
LB 45 Steven Jenkins So
LB 46 Jake Russell Fr
JKR 47 Caleb Russell Jr
LB 58 Cody Johnson Fr
DL 72 Gavin Stansbury Fr
DL 73 Rhontae Scales So
DL 83 Tony Jerod-Eddie Sr
DB 89 Rylan Riney Fr
DL 89 Ivan Robinson So
DL 90 Ben Bass Sr
DL 92 Jonathan Mathis Sr
JKR 94 Damontre Moore So
DL 97 Stephen Barrera So
DL 98 Shayvion Hatten Fr
DL 99 Spencer Nealy Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 Ken Wood Sr
PK 28 Randy Bullock Sr
P 36 Jared Jaroszewski Sr
P 38 Drew Kaser Fr
P 48 Ryan Epperson Jr
DS 50 Justin Ortega Fr
DS 52 Shelby Trahan Fr
PK 91 Taylor Bertolet Fr
DS 95 Ben Bredthauer Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

RankingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wednesday Weekly: Volleyball Hosts NCAAs, SEC Schedule Update". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. November 30, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mike Sherman Press Conference". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "2011 TAMU Football Schedule". Texas A&M University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2011.