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Rivalry renews

 
 

Texas A&M opens up in the BCS rankings as No. 18 and will take on the No. 6 LSU Tigers at 11 a.m. at Kyle Field.
After a loss to now-No. 2 Florida, the Aggies are riding a five-game win streak, which makes A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin the first Aggie coach since Dana X. Bible to win five games in a row in his first season.
The winning streak is the fourth since 1998 and the first since the 2010 win streak of six games which included beating ranked opponents Oklahoma and Nebraska at Kyle Field.
Sumlin said this will be a promising game for the fans and an important match up to determine how the SEC West will play out.
Fans are excited, we havent played LSU in a while, Sumlin said. Thats great but our team has put ourselves in a position that not only is it exciting for fans, but its meaningful game in the Western division.
Both teams have one loss, both to conference opponents, as they fight for the third spot in the SEC West behind Alabama and Mississippi State, which are both undefeated through the first half of the season.
The rivalry between A&M and LSU has grown intense and LSU head coach Les Miles added fuel to the fire saying the Aggies would not have a pleasant entry into the league.
I would say Strap it up, said Miles at SEC media days in July. Theyre going to really not enjoy their welcoming to this conference.
Another thing Texas A&M has to be sour about is the last time the two teams butted heads. LSU is the team that broke Texas A&Ms last major win streak in the 2010 Cotton Bowl.
Senior offensive lineman Patrick Lewis said the Aggies are looking to prove they can compete with the best of the SEC.
We plan to prove people wrong, Lewis said. During the offseason we decided we were going to work harder to prove people wrong. We didnt come to the SEC to just be a doormat. We want to compete and win championships.
After being on the road for two weeks, the Aggies come back home looking to continue their win streak against SEC rival LSU in front of another sellout crowd at Kyle Field. This will be the last home contest for some time as the Aggies embark on a three-game road trip that includes Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama.

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