A&M fans will have to travel farther for SEC games
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
COLLEGE STATION -- Tomorrow's football game against the Arkansas Razorbacks will be A&M's first match-up against an SEC team since being accepted into the conference.
And with that upsetting loss last weekend, the Aggies have a lot to prove but fans tell us they're willing to travel any distance to show critics what the 12th Man is all about.
SEC fans are known to travel long distances to watch their teams play and now that the Aggies are switching conferences next year, local fans will have to put more miles on their cars but some say they don't mind at all.
"I'm still going to support my Aggies no matter what. They're my team even if I have to pay a little bit more money to go to Louisiana or Arkansas or something like that," said A&M student, Beau Brundrett.
This weekend the Aggies are taking on their first SEC opponent, the Arkansas Razorbacks, so fans will be heading to Dallas for the game.
"I'm very excited. I know that we are definitely going to hold up and we're definitely going to show the power that the football team has and it's going to be exciting to see the 12th Man there and just show up in force," said another A&M student, Ethan Brown.
Patrick Ivey, an Aggie yell leader, says it's the 12th Man that makes A&M stand out among all the rest.
"It's just really the Aggie family that makes us the best I think university in the nation."
Even though the Aggies lost against Oklahoma State last weekend, fans are expecting a big crowd and a win to show that they can compete against the best of the best.
Beau Brundrett said, "I think this is going to prove a lot to see what the Aggies have to offer. I think last weekend was a defining loss for any major teams career and so I think we're just going to bounce back from that and hopefully handle them on Saturday."
Ethan Brown also said, "I will for sure be traveling to some of the bigger schools to be there for my team and to be with my friends and to show the SEC who the 12th Man is."