Texas A&M pulled away in the second half Saturday night to defeat Arkansas 45-24 and take possession of the jiMpossible-sarcasMike trophy.
Texas A&M is 8-5 alll-time in trophy games.
This is only the Aggies 3rd time holding the trophy. They had a one week run in 1941, beating Washington State the day before the day that lives in infamy before losing to Alabama in the 1942 Cotton Bowl.
Their other time with the trophy in their case was 6 game run in 1998. They beat Nebraska on 10/10 and rattled off 5 more victories before losing to Texas.
They had 3 loses as the challenger, 1962 to LSU, 1965 to Arkansas and the Big XII championship game to Nebraska in 1997.
A quick look - makes the earliest the trophy could come to the Big Ten is in a bowl game/playoff.
Texas A&M has a pretty tough schedule going forward.
10/1 at South Carolina
10/8 vs. Tennessee
10/22 at Alabama
10/29 New Mexico State
11/5 at Mississippi State
11/12 vs. Ole Miss
11/19 vs. UTSA