Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
OU had won 11 of the prior 13 meetings with ATM. Most of which were total blowouts. Manziel made the Aggies a very good team this year, but let's not pretend this is the "new normal". OU is still the superior program and it's not particularly close.
Context. The point is the 4th best team in the league just blew out the Big XII cochamp. Doesn't matter who it is - as an aside aTm had been recruiting fairly well they just didn't have a coach that could make it happen on the field. And obviously they caught lightning in a bottle with JM but they already had a lot of other talent. In fact since since MU's CB win in 2007 a lower finishing SEC school has beat a higher finishing Big XII school each season along w/ most other leagues. Five years in a row is a trend. The point was made to illustrate what MU is up against in the SEC, not to argue which program is better between OU and aTm. If they hadn't risen from the ashes it would have someone else beating OU (Notice I didn't bother mentioning who it was, doesn't matter as far as to the point I was making). To your point no question OU is a better program than aTm but I was never getting into that.