long ago, then Texas A&M president Robert Gates gave the commencement speech at the University of Oklahoma. In his opening remarks, the former Secretary of Defense joked how being inside Owen Field was beginning to bring back many bad memories.

Next week in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Sooners and Aggies will meet for the 19th time in 20 seasons. While Texas A&M has made tremendous strides in its first year in the SEC, this is a series the Sooners have dominated.

In the Bob Stoops era, OU has an 11-2 record over the Aggies and an average margin of victory of three touchdowns. Reggie McNeal clipped the Sooners in 2002. The Aggies also toppled OU in 2010. Otherwise, the series has been OU's.