Aggies rolling in Southeastern Conference, won't miss playing rival Texas this week

For the first time in a long while, No. 9 Texas A&M won't spend Thanksgiving week preparing for rival Texas.

The more than 100-year rivalry, which had been played during Thanksgiving week since the mid-90s, ended with A&M's move to the SEC.

But the Aggies won't miss the Longhorns this week with the chance for their first 10-win season since 1998 coming in their finale against Missouri.

Defensive back Steven Terrell says "it's going to be a little different ... but we're not going to cry about it or anything."

The Aggies have won four straight behind the strong play of quarterback Johnny Manziel, a Heisman Trophy hopeful. He accounted for five touchdowns in just over a half of a 47-28 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday.